This has been an incredible season of life for me. After releasing my third full-length studio record in September and getting married a month later; it's been an amazing ride, but needless to say, it's been busy.
First of all, thank you all so much for the support in the funding and releasing of History - it has been my most successful debut of a record that I've ever had! The sales and reviews (and overall reception of the record) attests to that, and I can't say thank you enough.
That being said, I want to make sure History is heard by as many people as possible. So...here's where you come in.
If you are willing to share History with 5 people (that is, tell them about the record either through email, text, Facebook - however you actually communicate with each of the 5 people), I will gladly send you a download code so that you can get my latest record, History, for free. I'll give you a template of a message to send each person, and you can modify it how you want to suit each friend you are sending it to.
I'm doing this because you guys are the greatest resource to my music career; without you all, I certainly would not be where I am today. So, when you think of the 5 people that you would like to tell about this record, hopefully they are music fans like you and would genuinely be interested in hearing and supporting an artist they may not have heard before.
So here are the steps to help, and then get your free download of History:
1. Think of 5 people (or more, if you think more would like to hear about it!) that would like to be introduced to new music from a new artist.
2. Email, text, or Facebook message those five people an email like this (you can feel free to modify it to suit your voice, but this is the basic information to provide):
Dear (person's name),
This isn't a marketing blast or a ploy - I'm writing a personal message to you to let you know about a musician that I follow and support. His name is The Real Matt Jones, and he just released a new record called History that charted #16 on the Amazon.com Singer/Songwriter charts, and has received critical acclaim so far.
I want to recommend his music to you because I know you're a music fan, and I know you like to hear about quality new music. You can hear music (and buy it) here:
I’m going to let him know that I contacted you regarding his music, so that he can keep track of who is being exposed to his new record and where, and he’s actually giving me a free copy of his record to help him get the word out!
Thanks, and hope you enjoy it!
3. After you send the message to those people, email email@example.com with their names, email/facebook info/phone number (whichever one of those means you used to contact them), and zip codes so I can keep track of who is hearing about the record and where.
4. You’ll get an email back from me with a download code for History
Sound easy enough? Let me know if you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all incredibly again and I hope you and your friends and family will enjoy History!