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Old 12th January 2012
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Originally Posted by Freematik View Post
ReverbNation tries to get you to buy add-on products to improve your "chart position"... it is all a setup to get you to spend money to be "#1", even though that chart position is completely useless and sad...
... in the days before digital distribution the spending for "chart position" was called "product promotion" which has been practiced by every label that ever released an artist at any time... as these bands you've never heard of are for all intents and purposes their own "indie label" they're just doing whatever they can to promote their product.

As they promote... guess what - they sell more... which leads to better "chart position". Think about it - after you see the names of these artists on the RevebNation charts - you've heard of them [even if you haven't heard them]. If it weren't for a "product promotion" campaign... you'd have never heard of Led Zeppelin, or Boston, or Marvin Gaye. If it there had been a proper "product promotion" campaign you would have heard of "Farrenheit", "Duke and the Drivers" or the "John Eddy Band".

Nothing is really different... only the scale is smaller... and the "grand prize" a fair measure less lucrative