Tip of the Week: Get some money back from us

Posted by Mike McCready | August 2nd, 2010 | No responses

Word of Music Xray is spreading fast.

More than 100,000 artists, songwriters and music rights holders now receive this email. More industry professionals are signing up every day to accept submissions via our state-of-the-art A&R platform and deals are being done left and right. But this is still the ground floor and since you were here first we thought you might enjoy sharing in our growth and making a little coin – which you can either pocket or apply to submissions on Music Xray.

Here’s how it works:

We think you’ll agree that at this pace most artists will hear about Music Xray sooner or later so if you invite them before someone else does or before they hear about Music Xray on their own you will get a cut of any transactions in which they participate on Music Xray – forever.

When you are logged in you will see a button on your dashboard that says, “Invite Artists”. You then enter the email addresses of your artist contacts and send the invites. When your contacts click on the link in the email they will be tracked as having been invited by you. As transactions occur you will see your balance accumulate in an account meter on your dashboard.

Another way to get credit for inviting people is to use your affiliate code when you tweet or post anything about Music Xray.

You will find you affiliate code under “Settings” when you’re logged in. It looks something like this:


Just copy and paste your affiliate code to the end of any Music Xray URL and anyone who clicks on it will be tracked and credited to you when they open an account. So for example,




Most URL shortening services will preserve your affiliate codes so feel free to use them.

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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: http://musicxray.com