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Exclusive Fan Discovery Android App Program For CDMaker Clients

Starting at the beginning of 2014 SXSW Music Festival, we couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate that to totally blow your minds and offer an exclusive benefit to using CDMaker for your CD and DVD projects – we’ll make you an android app (a $1499 value) featuring you and your music with music clips and all which you can either tell us to route to your iTunes download OR if you prefer to completely bypass and earn 100% of the sale – to your own website where you have downloads of your album(s).

But How Can CDMaker offer a Free Android App Development?

We hear what you’re saying – we’re just supposed to do CDS and DVDs. Well, we can’t help it if we care more than the average manufacturing studio.

First, we can also develop sellable apps for Android and iPhone but we suspect we’re a little early to the game on that one so we thought and thought about what would help you NOW – today.

The news isn’t good for music discovery by the average music fan – according to Digital Music News – most people apparently just aren’t into you. (For More Info Read – Why Musicians Should Be Very Sad ABout the Death of The CD.)

But some are…

And that’s where you need to focus.

And that’s where our app development can help you – focus on your target fan, the ones that love you the most.

So why an app?

Everything is going mobile – which means its going on the phone.Yes, you should have merch at the table – t-shirts, posters, CDs, DVDS, heck even some outlandish things that they can only get from your show. So even if YOU aren’t mobile – a lot of your fans are.

Everything is heading digital – duh! But even if it is – do you have a way of getting the contact information? I mean if you sold 100 downloads on iTune- do you know how to connect them to let them know about your new shows or latest release?

If you just publish downloads through iTunes or other online stores, you MIGHT sell some. We know of several labels that only publish on vinyl and everything else is downloads from their site. But without a way to reconnect – every time its like you’re starting over at the beginning and having to get their attention again – its expensive and depressing if you’re not building traction.

ADVANTAGES of having An App

1. can reach all your fans with a text message

2. can add in a social media aspect making it easy for your fans to connect with you on Facebook

3. Have a place where your shows and dates are updated automatically and you have access where you can update things yourself

4. make more money by selling your downloads yourself from your own site

5. gain perceived coolness because not many bands/artists have their own apps

And that’s just a few of the benefits –

So what’s the catch?

Typically the average app budget is $8000 but you’re not going to pay anything near that. CDMaker will develop the app and host it for 6 months at no additional charge as long as we’re providing the CD and/or DVD duplication and manufacturing. After the 6 months – if you want to continue enjoying the benefits – its just $20 per month payable every 6 months –  you can cancel anytime prior to renewal. That’s it.

As you can see – we don’t sell CD duplication  – we sell a music delivery system with a social media flare.

Can you imagine using your app as a way to stand out in a sea of new releases at the magazine that features your music? Come on, get real – in truth there is NOTHING newsworthy about releasing your music – EXCEPT for your family and fans. Why not use the tool and get some traction in the world?

Did you know that the average album only sells about 500 copies?

With that in mind, what’s easier – marketing to the whole world OR marketing to the 300 – 500 fans that would buy anything you publish.

You can ignore this and keep on doing what you are doing – OR you can live on the wild side and really work to stand out by choosing CDMaker as your source for CD pressing.

CDMaker invites you to get noticed and make more money. Call us today 800-678-1998 or shoot us an email and we’ll get back with you shortly.

posted by Carolyn Holzman in Mobile,Music Marketing and have No Comments

Just Ask and You’ll Get a Mobile Fan Collector For Your Band

By Carolyn Holzman

Ever wonder how all this mobile stuff applies to you as a musician or band? Its all well and good but you’re not really a techie and more importantly you don’t want to be one. How can you make it happen?

That’s where we’re hoping to make a difference for you, right here, right now, today if you take action.

Ever seen one of these? What you need to use them is a smart phone with a QR Code (that’s Quick Response Code) Reader.

Do you think ANY of your fans have Smart Phones?

But what’s even more important than being able to just make a code is to have it go to something that FITS on the tiny screen of a smart phone.

What has been so crazy is that people are saying QR codes don’t work – but a huge majority of early adaptors had these things going to REGULAR websites.

You know what I mean – they link to sites that either shrink down to a tiny size so it all fits and good luck ready it.


The stay the same size and you’re scrolling your fingers off trying to find a phone number.

Are you with me?

Now, take your smart phone – open your QR reader (and if you don’t have one – they are free in the app or play stores) and snap this first one.

See how the video fits into the screen and there’s even a link to the facebook page.


   Just image how this could work for your situation.

Don’t about HOW just imagine this video was one of YOURS?

What if the link went to YOUR Facebook Page?

Could you use more fan engagement? Did you know that every fan on your Facebook Page can be invited to your show when you set up an EVENT?

What if you had one of your own like this?



Well, you can have one and you can have it for absolutely NO out of pocket expenses.


Then you don’t have to worry about HOW you just have to put it somewhere.


If you are on your phone looking at the screen – see at the bottom Get One of These for You At No Charge?

CDmaker means it. Zero, zip , nadda. You couldn’t pay us to do this for you.

If you click on that link with your finger – this is where it will take you and all you have to do is include your name and email.

When you do that we’ll send you an email with exactly the TWO things you need to send us and then we’ll email back a QR code.  We’ll even send you the email even if its 2 AM!

And if you feel like you’re not as slick on the technology you can go here but the page is really set up for mobile – but you can type in no problem.

How’s that for service?

Then when you have it you can add it to your show posters or postcards or even your own Facebook status where you can encourage people to use their smart phones to use it. Ask your friends to share it.

We’ve sent one for a heavy metal band in Oklahoma, a music presenter and of course, one for ourselves.

Hope you will like us enough to LIKE us on Facebook.

Please feel free to tell us what you think below in the comments, we’re here so that you can be a success.

posted by Carolyn Holzman in Mobile,Music Marketing and have Comments (30)