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#166387 - 04/27/06 02:06 PM hotdisc.net  
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Has anybody had any experience with this company? Their site offers for a fee to get your song on a compilation cd sent to dj's throughout Europe for consideration to be played. They also post how it charts. Perhaps some of our more experienced members can look at their site and give a response. Site is www.hotdisc.net
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I see a couple of flags that are not quite red,,,ie: "Artists of the 'calibre' of Garth, Willie, Reba, Alan etc"...They don't say that those big names are actually using the service, they simply say "of the calibre of"......Just my first impression, along with 'compilation' CD's and the 'stations' they're mailed to,,,,well....I've gotta run, but I'm sure you'll get more feedback.

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Has anybody had any experience with this company? Their site offers for a fee to get your song on a compilation cd sent to dj's throughout Europe for consideration to be played. They also post how it charts. Perhaps some of our more experienced members can look at their site and give a response. Site is www.hotdisc.net
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Dan
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#166389 - 04/27/06 03:51 PM Re: hotdisc.net  
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Thanks Midnite,
Were having a discussion with some of our Chapter members here about this service. One thing that bothers me is how the hell would you know if the song ever got played on a radio. If your on their chart showing play you still wouldn't know. Some of our UK members may be able to help us here. They may be legit, however, this is a tough one to nail down.
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Dan,

You've already made the most valid point not to use them. If the airplay is not in the area where you are currently touring and doing shows, it's worthless. If it's overseas, it's extremely unlikey, even if you really ARE getting airplay (which is unlikely by itself) that you'd make any royalty from it.. so what is the point of bothering with them in the first place? It would have zero useful impact on your career.

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#166391 - 04/27/06 05:35 PM Re: hotdisc.net  
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I agree Brian. The problem with these type of sites/service is that people are using them and spending money on the unknown. We have a Tampa member who recorded in Nashville and they put her song with this service. It shows her name as being charted up and down for the last few weeks. This in turn has got other members prepared to do the same. Keep in mind that some think PRO's from Europe cooperate with our PRO's. They also think that the airplay, if it happens could prompt the sale of their CD and so on. I have also heard mentioned that European radio is more open than US i.e Clearchannel, etc.
Thus, is this a scam, half scam or what. Not having the resources to even begin to figure this out prompted the post. As you well know, you could prove this a scam beyond any doubt and people will still try it. I don't find the folks interested in this as anything but serious and talented musicians and wish we could know or dispel some of the other comments, i.e. PRO's etc. to know if it is truly a waste of money. Thanks for the response Brian. Your dedication to the members well being is greatly appreciated.
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#166392 - 04/27/06 05:47 PM Re: hotdisc.net  
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"Compilation CD," should be a big enough red flag. That's an old scam. (Still working I see).
Chas

#166393 - 04/27/06 05:52 PM Re: hotdisc.net  
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Chas,
When I archived the name on this board it showed a post about it from 2004. That's two years it's been going on. I have sent some e-mails to radio stations in Europe to see what they know. All my red flags are up, however, this is a tough one to crack.
By the way the original post had little to offer.
Dan

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175 Euro dollars a song times 16(number of tracks on current cd)is a hell of a lot of money for compilation cd.I think the only thing they are compiling is your money.

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#166395 - 04/28/06 12:12 AM Re: hotdisc.net  
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When faced with these types of questions, I actually prefer not to even consider the honesty of the company involved, but rather if the concept itself (if done honestly) is worth it. If it isn't worth it even when the people behind it are 100% honest, then there would never be any reason to ever do it. I believe that applies in this case. Unless someone who has used the service (and who isn't working with/for the company in question) could demonstrate tangible CD sales and proven PRO income, it's a complete and total waste of money even if the company behind it is honest. Sadly, the scenario outlined is one of the most common scams in the industry (i.e. "we'll get you airplay in some far away place and give you charts with your name on it along with famous people.. see how successful you are? You can tell all your friends you're on the charts! woweee! Aren't you excited? Now if you really want to move up the chart or stay there longer, just upgrade your promotional investment and we bet we can get your name to rise even higher on that there list.. whoopee!!!! Your grandkids will be so impressed!!). Do I know whether this specific contest is honest? Nope. I don't need to. The entire process is flawed and if a scam is a duck, this compilation is quacking and waddling exactly like all the ducks that have come before it.

There will never be a shortage of people out there thinking they can buy their dream. It doesn't work. You can't afford the type of money needed to actually buy your dream. Even the labels most of the time can't afford, though they often try.

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