Complaint Review: Number One Music (N1M)
Number One Music (N1M) Completely Fake - Preys Upon Wannabe Artists. You get $0 For Your Money. Internet
Every amateur musician dreams of one day acquiring a large national, or even global, audience. N1M preys upon that desire by fooling members into thinking their tunes are getting many plays and generating an adoring fan base.
You sign up for free and for 30 days you get to upload 2 - 3 songs and see their stats. Wow! My song is getting plays! Soon people start "subscribing" to you and you are encouraged to send them an appreciative email thanking them for their support. You do (all via the site's features) and soon you start getting letters back from enthusiastic fans. "Diggin 'brave new world' today. A great tune. " "Hi! If I were walking along the streets of New York at night, contemplating and wondering, 'what we're afraid of' would be the tune in the background. My love for this one will never fade away.'" "Sleeping with the enemy fantastic vocals and track.....Keep it coming!!!" (These are but 3 examples.) You are soaring on the clouds.
Now, of course, you want to upload more songs. So you spend $99 - $199 for a premium account and away you go. Hundreds of plays every day! More gushing fan letters!
All the warning signs of a scam are there from the start, but your desire to find acceptance for your tunes blinds you to the clues.
Example: the pix of the people who "recommended" my tunes were nothing like my expected audience. Young women taking duck lip selfies in the bathroom mirror? Young men and women from Italy, Greece, Australia? Huh? (My music is contemporary American folk/rock and I am wa-ay past 21 years of age.) But then occasionally a fellow musician likes your stuff and "recommends' it and you think, "Yeah, this is real after all."
But then the other day a friend and fellow N1M member was getting 1,000, even 2,000 plays in one day! Up from an average of 100? This is strange. Then I started wondering why it is that I can send out an email blast to my "subscribers" and get no immediate replies, but replies instead trickle in days, or even weeks later? That's not how direct email marketing works. And why is it the "fans" who write me are terrible at spelling and grammar? Every one of them?
So yesterday I did a test. I copied the names of my "subscribers" one by one and pasted them into the Facebook search window. How odd; not a one of them has a FB account. Really? Really?
So then I pasted a line or two from their gushing praises ("Sleeping with the enemy fantastic vocals and track.....Keep it coming!!!" - etc. etc.) minus the song name into Google with " at each end so it searched for the exact words/phrases in their exact order. Bingo! Exact same praises, but attributed to different fan names and addresses than the ones I have, and sent to other N1M artists. Pages and pages of them.
So then I downloaded my entire subscribers list. (Surprised it lets you do that.) Converted list to .csv and sent a bulk/blast email using my Klaviyo account. 25 bounced (6%), 377 delivered (97%). Number of opens? One. Me. That's it. As I write this that was 24 hours ago. The "subscribers" and their email addresses are bogus.
Then I realized that the fellow musicians who recommend you - you can message them and thank them. But the other 90% of your "recommenders" have no "Message" button. You can't talk to them.
Because they're not real.
The whole thing is smoke and mirrors.
There is no "Contact Us" button on the site, no email address or phone number, only a Support window. I messaged Support and said I am on to their scam and I want my money back. A couple hours later my account was dead.
So there you have it. End of story. DO NOT under any circumstances give these people your money.
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