As a newspaper Review columnist and Indie Artist
I strongly recommend that you not involve yourself in any
ReverbNation Promotions or the like.
I already made that mistake and it cost me over $175.00
Read their promotion below and then I'll explain how misleading the offer
and as many others are.
Make 2013 the year you break through.
Start now with Free Promotion on Top Sites!
Well....NOT FREE AT ALL...
Please read their so called promotion as follows...
We're helping ReverbNation's most promising artists start the New Year right with new fans from a FREE web promotion campaign.
You can promote your music on the web's top music sites and get heard by potential fans around the world.
Create ads for a song, an album, or your next gig in just minutes!
It's time to get heard, build buzz, and connect with new fans. It's time to take your career to the next level. Click the button below to make 2013 your biggest year yet!
"Claim Free Promotion"
*Have questions about the free promotion?
Will I have to enter my credit card information? -
Yes, in order to ensure that only musicians who are serious about promoting their music qualify for the trial. Additionally, we've found that ongoing promotion yields the best results for artists like you, and we want to make it easy for you to continue your campaign.
HERE'S WHAT THEY SAY....
What if I decide "Promote It" is not for me? - You can cancel your campaign at any time with the click of a mouse. No calls or emails necessary.
How long do I have to cancel my trial? - You get three days of free promotion. You'll get an email reminder on the 2nd day to cancel if you don't wish to continue. If you don't cancel before the trial ends, your credit card will be charged.
(EMAIL REMINDER THAT I NEVER RECEIVED)
What else comes with the free promotion? - To maximize the buzz from your free promotion, you'll also get the Reverb Pro bundle free for 30 days. This includes FanReach email, RPKs, a Mobile App, Digital Distribution and lots more.
You can cancel it at anytime as well.
Ok...Let me point out a few issues I have...
I see that the word "FREE" was used seven times yet
this will cost you $25 per week.
In the sentence opener the word
"We're" is used.
Is this a third party or ReverbNation itself?
They don't even give a phone number.
If it's free, then why is a credit card needed?
The "email reminder" never came...
Yes, I clicked my mouse and canceled the promotion
I sent them an email too.
I have since been billed on my credit card 6 times now
They have taken over $175.00 and
this is even after I have had correspondence
with ReverbNation through many emails to
I should have seen all the "red flags" but I went
ahead and unfortunately bought into their scheme
with much regret.
I DID NOT SELL A SINGLE SONG
EVEN at 50 cents
I have been a member with them for about 4 years now
Always thought highly of them and supported
and even promoted them on my own social club for Indie Artists
SocialClubCentral Promotes for FREE
I am very saddened by this as I always thought their reputation preceded them
I am still trying to get my monies back and I must say
They are stubborn and unforgiving
What ever happened to
"The Customer Is Always Right?"
I highly recommend that you pass on these so called promotions as I am initiating an ALERT and any that follow
Oh yes...there are other many RN promotions
But they always say...
Submission requires a free ReverbNation account and active subscription to ReverbNation Press Kits.
That active subscription will cost You
So....is this really FREE ....
We at www.SocialClubCentral.com deplore this "fill you with hope" kind of candy floss advertising.
They sell Candy Floss promotions that truly dip into your bank account with little or no results and NO REGARD. Oh yes...most all do
I am no great big time talent in regards to what is out there
How is it that I am beating out Beyonce and many other greats, in their "so called "rating system" and not making a dime? You don't see RickyFingerz dazzling the Super Bowl with my talent
What has RN ever done for YOU?
We are tired of this and so should you be.
I have informed RN, that if they did not refund my hard earned monies, that my campaign to expose them would prevail.
Yet they still say...
"The monies have already been allocated for this promotion...This matter is closed"
Plz pass this info on to all that are trying to "make it" in this cruel world of false advertising. You deserve better.
You have paid your dues
You have clicked your brains out
....and to what end?
Look for my upcoming campaign against them in Facebook.
I am truly sorry for those that have been sucked into these kinds of BS promotions. Most all offer pipe dreams,
I just wish to inform and ask you to be aware.
RN has for the most part been pretty good. It's Andrew Sutherland of accounting that needs to step down. Maybe he should just get fired. He refuses to answer emails stating "This matter is closed"
This is not the way you handle situations concerning PR.
We have even asked him to forward some emails to admin in a higher position at RN to try & rectify this matter...still no answer. This blog to expose the cons of the industry will prevail as a result.
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