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The Metallica Method - The fun way to earn big $$$

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by headspin, Oct 10, 2008.

  1. headspin

    headspin Regular Member

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    OK, so I said I'd only post this method if people were interested in my so-called soundtrack method, but hey, I just realized that this is my 100th post, so I wanna make it something worthwhile.

    This method may require you to invest in extra memory cards for your cell phone.

    You will also need a CPA affiliate account or a blog with adsense. OK, preferably both.

    Oh, and this works best if you live in a major city or are willing to travel.

    The method is simple: Go to a music concert, tape it and record it, and upload several (read: dozens) short one-song (2-3-minute) clips on Youtube as bait to drive traffic either to a CPA landing page or a blog with adsense on it (and possibly more CPA).


    Step 1: Find Out What concerts are in your area

    This should be self-explanatory. If you don't know how to do it then you haven't been properly introduced to Google.

    Choose one that features POPULAR musicians - not "The Dingbats". And preferably music you like - you're gonna be there so you might as well enjoy it.

    Step 2: Buy memory cards for your cellphone

    I would tell you to buy a camcorder, but they are rather expensive and you never know what might happen in the middle of a concert. Cell phones are battle-rated for toughness and easier to carry.

    If you don't have extra memory cards, though, I recommend you get at least 512MB's worth. 1Gig would be even better. Or 2. Heck, just get as much as you can afford (within reason), it's for a good cause.

    Go to Concert and Tape

    It's not as easy as it sounds to tape a concert, but after a few minutes you should be fine. The hardest thing is to keep the band in focus while holding the phone above your head and to keep it above your head.

    Note that what bands do in between songs (i.e. if they talk to the audience or jam or play unreleased solos or something) can get you just as much views as the rest. So if you have a bladder to be ashamed of then try these (very blackhat)
    Code:
    http://www.huggies.com/
    Get video from cellphone into a common format

    MPG, WMV, AVI are all good. I think most cell phones record as AVI, which is great, so if it's in that format don't change it just yet.

    Isolate sound into different tracks

    The point of this is to clean up the sound. There are several ways you can go about this, like using ffmpeg to create an mp3 out of your video.

    Use WavePad or something similarly cheap to filter out background noise - to some extent. Remember that your viewers will expect a certain amount of background noise since you got this at a concert, live, but they want to hear the music, not your drunk friend singing "god save the queen".

    Import Sound and Video into Windows Movie Maker

    Use the mixer to mute the video's original soundtrack and use your edited version instead.

    Now cut the video up into clips. One for each song and one for each interesting bit between songs is good.

    Add a watermark to the videos with your blog/landing page's URL.

    Upload Videos

    Needless to say, make sure to include plenty of keywords about the concert.

    A little trick you can use is to copy-paste a press release about the concert into the description. Youtube loves wordy descriptions.

    Also, add an annotation at the beginning and end of each clip saying "For more clips of this concert and free MP3 downloads, please visit our site >>" near the watermark.

    How much can you make?

    Bucketloads. Seriously. People go crazy over concerts. For example, see this:
    hxxp://uk.y0utube.com/watch?v=LWQV7agBFtE&feature=related

    This video is Bruce Springsteen giving a street concert in Copenhagen. I don't know when the concert was, and I think that this video was actually a re-post since I think I remember seeing a similar video with a prior submit date on it, but the point is it's had over half a million views.

    Just do the math: A 10% CTR on that, and then 5% conversion on a CPA offer that pays $1/lead gives $2500.

    And that's just one song. If you went to a whole concert you'd have at least 3 or 4 to post. So that would give you a total of maybe $7000 for the one concert. And just a weekend worth of work (the concert itself doesn't count :D)
     
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  2. justAIMe

    justAIMe Junior Member

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    This is especially great if the artist does something like Akon did where he assaulted a fan if you get that on video and upload it hello viral! lol In the event you get something that good my advice email it to perezhilt0n asap! lolol
     
  3. headspin

    headspin Regular Member

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    Oh yeah, that too. On the other hand, filming 16-year-old flashers or marylin manson doing a pig is NOT youtube material. :D
     
  4. jammie

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    I think i've got a few vid's from some very secret gigs lying around on my comp, might have to try this.

    Could always do the UBER BLACKHAT thing ...

    remember the oasis lead singer who was assaulted on stage? everyone saw that video. imagine if it was your video.

    Pay your friend to get on stage and either yell something into the mic, strip, or even what the guy did at oasis. Film it, youtube. money.

    obviously, i don't condone this stuff, but its easy views which is easy money.
     
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    an easier way to go about this without going to concerts if your not from a city where concerts are playing for major artist and cant afford it would to be to simply rip of somebody else video the day after the concert.
     
  6. headspin

    headspin Regular Member

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    That does sound good in theory...would not want to be the guy jumping up onstage and screwing with the band though.
     
  7. jammie

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    good job we can't hold a camera and do tht at the same time 'eh :p

    i know loadsa people tht always crowd surf etc and end up on the stage, i'd just gt one of them to hijack the mic or something.

    Even though its not the same, small gigs can be good for this stuff too. Get a s**t hot artist, go see them and post them on youtube.

    I've interviewed plenty of upcomming artists and they'd of let me video them if i'd of wanted to (never really thought of it), so just get going.

    Also, ask venues for media passes, you'll get exclusive access both side stage & @ the front where security is for taking pictures, so just get some good video too.

    Hopes this helps some people! :)
     
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  8. eduardo

    eduardo Guest

    I'm going to give this a shot. I just want to say that I like your writing style too. :)
     
  9. sherly21

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    i'm going to concert now wish me luck
     
  10. DrJekyll

    DrJekyll Senior Member Premium Member

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    went to see styx [yes Im old] last year and they played a new song that has not been recorded yet, they even told the audience to get out thier recorders and we'll listen to it on youtube tomorrow. lol

    now not many want to hear styx's new stuff but saw some of Daughtrys concert and had new songs that they will be recording in the studio now.

    so New material would work great for this also.

    great post headspin.
     
  11. ForeverNoob

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    Now, this is giving me some ideas why I should be going to concerts now. :D
     
  12. birdjuice

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    I love going to concerts. Always tons of hots chixxx. Well, maybe not for old bands. Another thing to do that is lucrative for cash flow is to bring a good digital audio recording device. I'm talking pro audio, not some dinky iPod class device.

    Package the show in mp3 and torrent it. If it's a big name band, you'd get a shitload of traffic. So many ways to do this, and the youtube idea is excellent.
     
  13. mike330

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    Thanks for the share. This method will pay for all my concert tickets :)