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The Soundtrack Method - Make big $$$ for just 1-2 hours of work

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

  1. headspin

    headspin Regular Member

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    This method is a Youtube technique which is simple to pull off and can make you potentially thousands of $$$ without getting banned. You might actually get a good rep with the Youtube community, which means for some of us, no more uploading lesbian kiss scenes :D .

    The idea is simple: Upload songs from a soundtrack of a recent movie and use them to drive views to a "special" CPA landing page.

    OK, so you might ask, how do we get songs from a soundtrack that hasn't been publicly released yet?

    So here's the method:

    1. Pick a Movie
    Pick something that you think people will like. No point in wasting time with Rambo 14 or whichever one they're on, people are through with that junk. Sequels are a good way to go, though, because sometimes they borrow songs from their prequels, and you can just use the prequel's soundtrack and upload it saying that it in fact belongs to the sequel.

    Oh, and make sure that the movie has been out in cinemas recently, i.e. 1 or 2 days, a week tops.

    2. Find out which songs are on the soundtrack

    The easiest (and funnest) way to do this is to go see the movie with a pen&paper and make a note of the lyrics of every song, especially beginning and end credits (those are the ones people tend to notice most - eg. Moby's "extreme ways" only got popular when used for end credits of Bourne Identity). Then when you get back home google it.

    Heck, you can even bring a mic into the theatre. The volume's so loud in cinemas that as long as you have Wavepad or a similar cheap editing software you should be able to weed any background noise out and come back with a decent-quality audio file.

    Alternately, you can either start Yahoo questions threads saying something like "I really like the song in the end credits of [movie]. Can anyone tell me what it is?" etc etc. You get the idea.

    There are also specialist forums like
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    http://soundtracks.tuneforums.com/
    where you can ask these questions.

    Download the MP3

    OK, so now you know which songs to download, or you have them recorded on your MP3 recording mic thing. The latter case works particularly well for custom-made soundtracks, e.g. Hans Zimmer's work in "The Gladiator". The reason for this is that directors/sound editors tend to put more focus on the music when they paid bucketloads for it. Even if there are characters speaking over it for a few seconds, no one will mind.

    If you don't have the song recorded or if you know the name of the song and only got a small clip on your recorder (also frequent, e.g. Bobby Womack's 110th street in "American Gangster"), then you can download the song from Youtube.

    Just search for the title of the song in Youtube and then download the flv file using
    Code:
    www.downloadyoutubevideos.com
    ,

    You can also download the vid from limewire.

    If you're in my programming course, use the updown.vb class in PurpleX to do this for you as it will be much faster (and ad-free).

    Convert FLV to MP3

    Use ffmpeg or a similar tool.

    Find a nice picture related to the movie

    For example,
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    http://www.impawards.com/2005/posters/batman_begins_ver6.jpg
    Import the MP3 file and Picture into Windows Movie Maker

    Set the MP3 file as the soundtrack and drag picture onto scene so that it shows for the entire clip.

    Then put some text in a highly-readable font (i.e. large, sans-serif, and preferably monospace - courier new is great for this) saying something like
    "to download the mp3 visit www.[yourwebsite].com

    Export video as wmv.

    Create landing page

    You need a content-protection gateway with a ZIP/Email submit.

    Basically, just have some nicely-formatted text in a light BG color at the top of the page saying "The content you have requested was created by one of our free members. To access it, please enter your [whatever CPA requires]".

    Upload video

    Make sure you include good keywords, including the title of the movie and any prequels, actors, director, and any other famous people involved with it. If it's a custom-made soundtrack make sure you include the name of the composer!

    The title should be in the format "[movie] soundtrack: [song name]"

    If you don't know the song name (e.g. custom soundtrack and you recorded it in the cinema) then just describe the scene where the song shows up , in a few words, e.g. "Bridge of Khazad-Dum" (from The Fellowship of the Ring).

    [OPTIONAL] Increase views/ratings/favorites

    Tubeincreaser and Tubeautomator can do this for you.

    If you're in my programming class we may go over how to do this over a smaller scale (i.e. less than 10000 views/500 ratings/500 favs).

    [OPTIONAL] Submit the same video with different pictures as a video response to similar soundtracks or soundtracks of any Prequels

    This doesn't always work, but if you genuinely have the soundtrack of a movie that's just been released I can't see why anyone would refuse a video response from you.


    That's all, folks. If you guys like this method then maybe I'll post my Metallica method, which requires more work, but is three times the fun and ten times the profit.
     
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  2. headspin

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    How.Much.Can.I.Make.From.This.Method.

    Let's do a case study. This video has been around for about a year
    hxxp://uk.y0utube.com/watch?v=sdQ09L3Xotc&feature=related

    Now, the video was submitted shortly after the US premiere of the Bourne Ultimatum, which makes it perfect for this case study. Since then, it's had 952,050 views (and growing). Let's assume that 8% of the viewers would visit the webpage (when I used this method I had 15% CTR, but let's be pessimistic). Then let's assume that 3% fill in the CPA offer (I had 5%). The CPA offer I was using paid $1.75 per lead, but let's say it was just $1. Doing the math yields $2284 for just the one video, and given the amount of movies that are released these days, finding more shouldn't be a problem

    And this song was really easy to pick out of both the Bourne Identity and the Bourne Supremacy, so anyone could have guessed it would be in the Ultimatum as well and posted it about 24 hours ahead of the premiere date and actually been the first to post it.
     
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    Most cell phones have a voice recorder/audio recorder so you can just use your cell phone to record when the songs playing in the movie. :)

    Also I'm pretty sure you can search amaz0n.c0m for movie soundtracks even if they haven't came out yet they should still be on there with a future release date.
     
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    Not mine. Yeah, I need a new cell phone. :D

    Good idea though.
     
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    ok, i'm curious.......

    what's the metallica method? pm me please
     
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    Just posted it. Check in the Making Money forum.
     
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    Hi,

    I'd like to hear more about the metallica method? Please pm me as well.

    Thanks in advance
    This is a good idea btw.

    I use CPA but don't know how to set up email zip submit online in a webpage.

    If you are feeling generous you can maybe explain via pm how I do this.

    Thanks again
     
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    Before anyone else asks, I changed my mind and decided to post the metallica method too. The thread can be found here.
     
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    Thank you for posting this technique.
    Its stuff like this that's finally going to make me reach into my pocket and pony up to BHW.
     
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    i am going to have to thank you because if I am not lazy, which I have been lately, and actually do this, i have a killer combo method Im gonna try with this. This might actually get me off my feet.
     
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    This ok,but! Are you really giving them the mp3 soundtrack? Because that`s warez and I thing the aff manager won`t be too happy.Not being negative,just asking,this is a creative method,thanks.
     
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    My guess is no. Were black hatters we don't care if they get pissed off for not getting something in return. We got our lead that's all that matters haha.

    However, you could some how maybe point them in the direction of a warez forum where the mp3 or album might be.
     
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    Of course not. I don't really care about the affiliate manager because I can cloak but I don't want recording companies to come looking for me.
     
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    aliskorn Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    How do you make a cpa gateway?
     
  15. headspin

    headspin Regular Member

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    If you don't know how to make one, I think CPALead is done beta-testing theirs. They'll let you use it for free as long as you're an affiliate.
     
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    ya i used to care about things like satisfying the people, but realized id make 100x more by giving them nothing but promises. Maybe its cold but o well its nice for my bank account
     
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    Hey, it's dog-eat-dog, right?

    In it for the money, not to make friends.
     
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    I came to that conclusion also. I was promoting free trial offers which auto rebill the customer and felt so bad I would almost lose sleep. I told my friend about it and he's like hey the information is right there for them to read isn't your fault they are to dumb to read the terms. So meh I kinda shrugged it off after that lol.
     
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    Any example of videos and landing pages?
     
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    the iPhone has a app on it which you just press a button to record a 10-second snippet of a song (any part) and it will tell you exactly what song is playing, and then save it to a list for you to reference back to later. couldn't get easier.

    if anyone is wondering, the two applications that do this are "midomi" and "shazaam". midomi is a free application, while shazaam is free for first 30 days and then $1 per song identified after the trial period.