Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Pay for a Review

As a record label owner, this is the kind of sad thing I deal with on a daily basis:
RE: Leicester Bangs / Amazon Review for HENNING GOES TO THE MOVIES

Dear Henning,

My name is Sandra Green and I’m the Reviews Editor of Leicester Bangs webzine (links below).

We’re a music-based publication with an emphasis on breaking new artists. We get well over a thousand hits a day on our website, mostly from music fans keen to discover new artists, and we’d like to invite you to participate in our ever-popular Review Section of the website. If you’re interested, please read on and then reply to this e-mail.

First of all, we charge £11.99 for the service. As soon as we’ve received instructions from you to proceed, we’ll forward a PayPal bill for your attention.

Once payment has been received, one of our writers will listen to your music online, and write a review of the recording, accentuating the positive aspects of the music (no bad reviews – we’ve contacted you because we’ve enjoyed what we’ve heard so far). Please note, all reviews published on the Leicester Bangs are linked to CD Baby, Amazon.co.uk (if the title is listed at time of publication) and to your own website / MySpace page, so readers are only one click away from becoming customers.

Our typical reviews are between 100 and 200 words and all are published on individual pages within the Leicester Bangs site. Once the review is online, we’ll send you a confirmation e-mail with links to your review, and another to inform our mailing list of over two thousand addresses, including hundreds of music journalists as well as our readership.

Please feel free to reprint it on your own website, or to use quotes from the review in any promotional way you see fit.

Our review will automatically be reprinted on your product pages on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com.

Please note, there’s no need to send us any music or a CD. We’ll find everything we need online.

Thank you, and hope to hear from you soon.

Sandra Green.
Leicester Bangs Reviews Editor

PS: Please note, your review will be written either by our editor, Rob or senior writer, Simon. Both are veteran reviewers with nearly 30 years experience of writing between them.
Think they'll write me a bad review for posting this?

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