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Credibility Matters: Is Music Xray Too Good To Be True?

Posted by Mike McCready | December 4th, 2014 | 17 Responses

Occasionally, someone points us to a blog or a social media post where people are questioning whether or not Music Xray is real, whether the opportunities listed on the site are legitimate, and whether the accounts are actually attended by the professionals listed.
We understand. The music business is full of companies, past and present, that make a lot of promises. On the surface, some of them appear to be very similar to Music Xray. Some of them prey upon the hopes and dreams of upstart musicians. It’s natural that questions are asked. But it’s important to know that Music Xray is an above-board company with wide industry adoption that operates with integrity and transparency.
We have written a lot about Music Xray’s business model, the technology behind the scenes and so forth. We won’t re-hash that here but we will include some useful links at the bottom of this post in case you want to check them out.


Music Xray has been around now for a few years and we have plenty of references you can check.
Music Xray has an A+ rating with The Better Business Bureau. Check it out here.
Reputable investors, who would never invest in a company that doesn’t operate completely above board, back Music Xray. See who they are here.

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Music Xray hosts profiles of top level industry professionals who would not associate themselves with anything less than a reputable company. For example:
Atlantic Records US,  Atlantic Records UK,  Sony UK, Parlophone UK, Sire RecordsAsylum RecordsRay JBridget KellyJ.U.S.T.I.C.E LeagueGlassnoteWind Up.

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All these accounts are attended by A&R executives at these companies (not interns), and the celebrity artists attend their own accounts personally.
Music Xray verifies the identities of all the professionals who join the site and monitors all professional accounts to insure compliance with Music Xray’s Terms of Service. This includes no abuse of Music Xray’s submission fee policies. None whatsoever, of any type. We police the site continuously and we insure no one is simply trying to generate submissions so more fees are collected. More on that here.
Music Xray enables all artist users to rate the professionals they interact with and to comment on their profiles.
Music Xray offers excellent customer support. If you have any questions or concerns, you can write to


There’s a book out there called Maximizing Music Xray written by Norman Dolph. It will be out in late December. We’ll post a link to it here as soon as it is released.
If you EVER have any questions about Music Xray and how it works, don’t hesitate to send an email to
For answers about fees and our business model click here.
For answers about the back end technology click here.
For success stories click here.

Other stuff:

Music Xray co-founder & CEO Mike McCready interviewed by Malcolm Gladwell.

Business School Case study on Music Xray’s business model.

Music Xray featured in Businessweek.

Mike McCready is an entrepreneur at the crossroads of music and technology. He pioneered the introduction of Hit Song Science into the music industry and followed up with Music Xray, the company he co-founded and serves as CEO. His companies have been the subject of case studies at Harvard Business School, IESE and he frequently guest speaks at many of the top business schools around the world. He helps the music industry identify high potential songs and talent and helps musicians get deals, get fans, & get better:

  • Reek Ruga29

    Music Xray is a big scam to get money its either they dont know music or its robots. They same song i uploaded that got rated low is the same im will be performing for def jam and sony which they liked. Big waste of time and money

  • Reek Ruga29

    and A&R

  • Desert Red

    I would like to know how I can get, directly, a list of my songs for which the opportunity status is pending. It’s inconvenient to have to search each song.

  • musicbd07

    my account no working me .no music plz help me bro………………

  • ray thomson

    I Would Like you to Listen to Jimmy Richardson on You Tube song called Slip Away

  • Self Made Gang

    can we get a shout out sbe.

  • Ablos

    thanks for sharing this

  • satish333

    no musics in my accounts pls help me

  • Ashley Ruger

    I submitted a song on 04/24/16 and paid $56.00. I can not get back into that dashboard. I have been trying to contact someone, but there is no avenue for contact. Help, please.

  • Roohullah Ali

    hey dear kindly tell me please how i can get songs in my fan box i have no songs i am new hear ?



  • Hamza Benkirane

    how can i get songs ????????????

  • Hamza Benkirane

    me too :/

  • Jasmadi Yunus

    I dont get music yet, how do i get music review?

  • Dinesh Chhetri

    We need you to re-associate your facebook account with music xray in order to use focus groups. We are making changes to focus groups, if you wish to be included when those changes go live, then you must re-associate your account with music xray.

  • Alireza Mosajjal

    same here

  • kerry

    How does this work i thought i was reveiwing music..