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Industry Testimonials

  • Incredible results with an Indiehitmaker campaign! Thousands of real people are new fans of the music thanks to them. Definitely will use this service and recommend to everyone I know!

    Ben Thompson

    Mad Scientist MG
  • It’s been very inspiring to learn all these marketing techniques from you and to actually begin implementing them as you’ve taught us to do thus far. It’s instilled a new hope in this band, and we’re incredibly grateful for your help! It’s one thing to read a book or following a course to help you advance your music career, but it’s a completely different ballgame when you’re getting personalized help like this. It changes everything because you actually experience first hand what the possibilities are of making a full time living with your music. We couldn’t be more grateful for what we’ve learned so far. -Pinto and the Bean Chicago Illinois

    Pinto and the Bean

    Chicago, Illinois
  • I’m so grateful we found IHM when we did. Their expertise in all things charting is rare and vital. Indiehitmaker is a crucial piece of the puzzle for independent artists and bands.

    The Empty Pockets

    Chicago, Illinois
  • I can’t speak highly enough, or give a stronger recommendation to Bram at Indiehitmaker than this:  Bram was not only super accessible, gracious, and  professional, but his streamline process moved at what seemed like the warp speed of business. He got us on board on a Wednesday (late) and got all of our sales accounted for within 24hrs. He single-handedly saved our Soundscan sales. Had it not been for Bram the sales would have been for not, because they would not have counted in time to chart on Billboard. If you are serious about your project and making forward progress within the music industry, then you owe it to yourself to call Bram at Indiehitmaker.

    Josh Logan
    Manager, Mitch Rossell
    Nashville, Tennessee
  • Bram Bessoff has been a panelist and judge at The International Music Conference for 4 consecutive years. We continuously seek him out for his authoritative knowledge on the music industry, particularly artists stage and show performances. Bessoff’s honest and accurate critiquing has enabled our registrants to leave our conference with a much better understanding of themselves as emerging artists and identify the areas that they need to develop as well as the overall direction of their careers. We are proud to have Bram Bessoff and IndieHitmaker as our partners and look forward to another year!

    Julia Huie-Martin
    Founder/CEO
    The International Music Conference
  • Indiehitmaker is extremely helpful in us getting more visibility and credibility in the eyes of the music industry through their services. We don’t sell a crazy amount of records but they help us make sure every sale counts which is important. 

    Ruslan KD
    President, Kings Dream Ent
    San Marcos, CA
  • When my client from Kansas came to town to open a show for Naughty by Nature, I wanted to hire a performance coach to help perfect his show. Bram has an excellent reputation in Atlanta and I knew I wanted to work with the best.

    Bram got right to work with KeyBoy and his band to develop a top-notch show that helped him connect with the audience and provide the best possible entertainment value for the fans. He was fun to work with yet still professional. His strategies helped KeyBoy make a huge impact on his first show in the Atlanta market. The fans were pumped up and loved the show. Even local blog writers were impressed by the energy and flow of the performance. He even came to the performance in support of KeyBoy.

    I was very impressed by Bram and plan on using him to coach my other clients. I highly recommend taking the time to work with Bram. Your show and fan base will definitely improve. 

    Tracy Morris
    Director of Artist Development, KeyBoy
    10,000 Hours Music-Atlanta
  • From planning to execution, working with Indiehitmaker was a pleasure. The Workshop presented “Get The Most Out Of Your Live Show” was well attended (to the point of standing room only) and the content was extremely relevant to attendees at all levels of their careers. Bram is definitely passionate about his craft and was reflected in his presentation. I look forward to working with Indiehitmaker again in the future.

    Tom White
    Panel & Education Director
    A3C Hip-Hop Festival
  • I just wanted to thank you for what you have done for our clients. Having an artist out on the road and selling units is wonderful, but until we began reporting those units through Indiehitmaker those sales numbers had very little impact beyond their inital net profit. Sure it’s great to sell 40 CD’s at a show. At $5 each, the band has generated somewhere around $125 net profit, which can fill the gas tank, but the real value for an independent artist is in the numbers that are reported and viewed by the industry. Over the course of a successful tour, the band was able to report a couple thousand CD’s sold and was able to chart on the Billboard Heatseekers Charts as an unsigned artist. I can’t put a dollar value on that. It is virtually priceless. Record Labels, Promoters, Booking Agents, Investors and even Brand Affiliates want numbers. My advice to artists is this- You worked hard and sold CD’s. You generated those numbers, but if you don’t report them they don’t really count. IHM makes it easy.

    Stephanie Christie
    Publicist & Manager
    Stephanie Christie Management & Publicity
  • indiehitmaker.com gave my independent clients the ability to report in-venue SoundScan, which is important for any band attempting to establish a sales history while still unsigned. I was happy with the level of care my client received and would recommend this service to any artist.

    Shelly Hartman
    Artist Manager & Owner
    Metalworks Management
  • Indiehitmaker’s Tempo Tuesday session was outstanding! If you are a live performer, the best will be brought out in you. There is no better tool for your toolbox than a live music makeover session with Bram and the Indiehitmaker team! You can quote me on that!

    Peniece LeGall
    Former Director & Writer/Publisher Relations
    SESAC
  • Bram & Indiehitmaker have helped me see performance from a completely different perspective. I have been able to help artists’ live shows improve tremendously and have gained knowledge on how to leverage live shows to push merchandise, get on billboard charts, and most importantly create amazing experiences for fans.

    Patrick "Tune" Adeleye
    Artist Development
    STARkast
  • Indiehitmaker’s “Profiting from Technology: Online, Offline and On Tour” was one of the best crossover panels I saw at SXSW Interactive 2011. Each speaker seemed knowledgeable in their field of expertise and I could listen to Bryan Calhoun speak all day.

    Kathryn E. Irwin
    Interactive Festival Programmer
    SXSW
  • Indiehitmaker made me realize that a major label deal is not necessary and my artists can garner their own revenue and do everything else a label can do on our own.

    Julian "Ju" Armstrong
    CEO
    Chess Move Records, LLC
  • I am thrilled to have discovered Indiehitmaker. With their help we were able to place our list two releases in the Billboard Classical Chart top 20. I only wish we had discovered them sooner. Every small and Independent Label should know of this organization. I’m certainly spreading the word.

    Glen Roven
    Owner
    GPRrecords
  • It only takes less than a 1000 sales a week to make New Artist charts. A CD release show if done well can lead to most if not all of those sales. Add pre-release orders to that and you’re well on the charts! I tell every independent artist/band I work with to make sure they accurately report all their sales to soundscan. Why? It’s the only way for industry to know when and where an artist is doing well. Those that utilize a blended strategy focused around regional touring, good promoting and smart thinking can leverage SoundScan to create success.

    David Claassen
    Associate Director
    BMI Atlanta
  • You’ll be surprised how fast the numbers pile up – every time you sell a CD on tour, send it into SoundScan… It’s the first place a record label will look to find out which bands are doing well on the road – and your chance to garner interest from these labels.

    Michael Corcoran
    CEO
    MusicSUBMIT.com
  • The more data you can give to a potential label, manager, agent, talent buyer, venue, etc, the better. If you can show all these people that you are selling a lot of your music in markets where you play, it proves you have fans willing to buy something from you. If you are selling a lot of your music in markets where you are getting some airplay, it means your song is reacting and labels will seek you out (if you even don’t want to be signed). Of course in the digital age, there are other resources these people look at, but a sale means you have a real fan while sometimes free downloads only mean casual listeners who may never buy anything from you.

    Lou Plaia
    Founder / VP Music Industry Relations
    ReverbNation.com
  • First thing every Wednesday morning I check out the Soundscan charts, who did well, who didn’t, who are all the artists on the New Artist charts selling, which are smart tour packages or possible support slots, which are new bands I haven’t heard of, how my clients did, etc. I also study my clients’ charts for market research.

    Jordan Burger
    Booking Agent
    The Agency Group
  • Being on a SoundScan chart gives you legitimacy. It’s an official record of the success you are having and with that success you can build your band and build your brand…

    Bruce Burch
    Director, Univ. of Georgia Music Business Program
  • As the new music model develops, it’s becoming more and more about substantiated numbers. IHM is the definitive answer.

    Cappriccieo M. Scates
    Associate Director, Writer/Publisher Relations
    SESAC, LLC
  • One of the single most important things an independent artist can do to substantiate sales is to report ALL of them — live shows included. It’s the only way to prove to the business world that you’re actually moving product.

    Jan Smith
    Owner, Jan Smith Studios
  • When searching for bands for my label, sales history is one of the first things I look at. Anyone can say they’ve sold ‘X’ amount of records, but Soundscan is pure proof, and we tend to rely on that as a resource. I would highly encourage any band not reporting live venue sales to Soundscan to do so, and Indiehitmaker is the way to do it simply.

    Jay Harren
    A&R Manager
    Columbia Records

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