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#147819 - 01/22/12 11:44 AM [User Showcase] Shameless Self Promotion...
Mick Emery Offline
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There is a "competition" going on between my band, River Knot, and me.
They are #1 on reverbnation for the Needmore, PA area, and #2 for Hagerstown, MD.
I was #1 in Needmore, now #2. (heck I'm the only musician here!) & #2 in Hagerstown, now #3.

As a result of this, we're trying to actually figure out how these ratings work & change.

If you have the time & inclination...would you visit the site, maybe listen to a song, and maybe "like" or "share"?

http://www.reverbnation.com/mickemery

Thanks in advance....
Mick
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#147820 - 01/22/12 11:58 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
Robh Offline
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Mickster, I am playing your tunes as we spea ... er .. I type!

Is there anymore to it than just playing the songs?
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#147821 - 01/22/12 12:03 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Robh]
Matt Finley Online   content
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The rating on Reverbnation is nonsense. I've been #23 in my town of 1,500 for years, and there are only three musicians here with CDs.
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#147822 - 01/22/12 12:06 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Robh]
Mick Emery Offline
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Loc: Needmore, PA, USA
I know that "plays" count as do "visits".
"Fanning" requires you to create an account. Not hard to do, but why would someone bother unless they wanted a page?
I think you can "like" or "share" on FB or twitter. (I think you can also "follow")

Like I said, I'm not quite sure how all this works. Don't even know how helpful it is in promoting or gigging, but I imagine it can't hurt.

Thanks for taking the time!

Mick
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#147823 - 01/22/12 12:11 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
Mick Emery Offline
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The rating on Reverbnation is nonsense. I've been #23 in my town of 1,500 for years, and there are only three musicians here with CDs.



Matt...I wouldn't have guessed you to be more than 1100 years old! LOL!
From what I can see, if there are a limited # in your area, they bring in acts from adjoining areas. River Knot, for instance is from Hagerstown. (50 miles away) The closest REAL city to where I live.
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#147824 - 01/22/12 06:44 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
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Hi Mick,
Great site! I love your music!

“There You Are” is my favorite, followed by “Back in my Arms Again” and “Moonlight”. What are you using for your sax sounds?
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#147825 - 01/22/12 11:09 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: MarioD]
Mick Emery Offline
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Hi Mario. Thanks for checking it out.
All of the saxes used are from the VL70m (physical modeling synth)with Matt's turbo chip.

Mick
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#147826 - 01/22/12 11:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
Matt Finley Online   content
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ps the "Matt" just referenced here is not me.

As it happens, I do have a WX5 with a VL70 and I also swapped out the stock chip for the Patchman Turbo chip.
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#147827 - 01/23/12 12:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Matt Finley]
Mick Emery Offline
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There's more than one??? LOL!!
(I was confident that Mario knew which one...)
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#147828 - 01/23/12 11:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
Tommyc Offline
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I am there now and clicked play all Mick ,I was already a fan .

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#147829 - 01/23/12 02:16 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Tommyc]
Steve Young Offline
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Registered: 06/17/10
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Loc: Canyon Lake, TX
Hi Mick,

I am listening to your songs (as usual, I like what I hear). I also became a fan, since I already have a ReverbNation account.

Good luck!

Steve
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#147830 - 01/23/12 07:23 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Steve Young]
Mick Emery Offline
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Registered: 04/02/06
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Loc: Needmore, PA, USA
Thanks to all for taking the time. I'm back at #1!!! (#2 in Hagerstown area)
I know...big fish - small pond. But it's MY pond! LOL!!
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#147831 - 01/24/12 08:34 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Mick Emery]
Tommyc Offline
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Just dropped by and clicked play all again this morning ! Good luck with your pond !

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#147832 - 01/26/12 11:10 PM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: Tommyc]
rharv Offline
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Registered: 05/30/00
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Loc: Marysville, Mi. USA
IF it's set up fairly; clicking Play everyday will have much less weight than a new listener. Otherwise a guy could just play his own stuff over and over again. I would guess the IP address is used to determine new listeners.

Enjoy ruling your pond.
Then venture upstream into the nearest lake..
and have fun doing it.
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#147833 - 01/28/12 08:18 AM [User Showcase] Re: Shameless Self Promotion... [Re: rharv]
Tommyc Offline
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Registered: 01/08/11
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Someone on RN fans and un-fans me every day ,maybe that's a way to raise your rating .

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