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People pay for “plays” on Myspace. (prt 2 of a continuing series)

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People pay for “plays” on Myspace. (prt 2 of a continuing series)

Some people may remember the last time I did something like this. The difference here is this “company” is trying to sell their “online marketing/promotion” services rather than just being upfront and admit they’re in the business of falsifying play counts for musicians on Myspace.

As everyone knows, it is more important to make it look like people listen to your music than actually make music people are interested in listening to. Yes, people pay for play counts. So this company can thank me for the free advertising I’m giving them. God damn, I hate spammers.


I did my best to spell as bad as them so I could blend in. But damn, they even spell their own name wrong. If you want to waste 5 minutes then read the interaction below:

From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS
Date: Mar 9, 2009 12:51 AM

Hi there! We recently added you as one of our Friends here on
Myspace; Reason being, we took the time to listen to your Music and we
are very impresed by it. You show great talent and vass potential. Here
at Millenium Promoters we take tremendous pride in providing our
Artists with outstanding service. If you are intrested, please contact
us whenever you get a free minute. To learn more about us and what we
do here at M.P. please take a minute to visit our Myspace Page.
Thank you
-Millenium Promoters

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

hey! thank you for adding me. I see that you sell “plays” on
myspace and youtube. The figures you offer are very impresive. I
understand you have vass potential but I need an understanding of
exactly how vass. Could you give me some details?
thanks man

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Hi there, and thank you for choosing Millenium Promoters as your
source for online Marketing/Promotion. To answer your question; What we
do here at Millenium Promoters is take your Myspace Page and Boradcast
it all throughout Myspace. If it is only plays you are looking for, we
take just your Myspace Player and market your songs to listeners who
fit your Genre of Music. I hope my answer to your question was
satisfactory. If you have any other questions, feel free to send us a
message at anytime.
Thank you
- M.P.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Thanks for the response. I’m interested. How would you boradcast my
myspace page in ways that I am not doing already? If you could, let me
know what I’d be paying for and what my options are. Same with youtube.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Hi there. Our question to you is, how are you Broadcasting your
Myspace Page at current moment? Once we determine that, we can assure
you of the ways our Company Promotes for Artists like yourself.

Thank you
-M.P.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

cool. well, i don’t know much about broadcasting. but at current
moment i just have my myspace page running through the internet. which
means it is online and other people are checking it out from their own
computers (not my own obviously) via the internets. So really it just
seems like…it’s kind of been working out pretty well for me but i
know there are ways of improving this. I just want an idea of how this
happens. I have a budget but I’m first need to know that i’m not being
scammed. not that you are a scammer. but i get tons of scam emails. i
mark them as scam and then they’re gone. this one i kept though

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Well, first off thank you for not Marking us as Spam. That we definatly
are not. Secondly, you are right about your Myspace Page getting
Traffic, soley based on your talents and noteriety as an Artist. In our
case though, there are two ways we can Promote your Music for you. If
it is only the Plays that you are looking; for myself as well as my
other team of Associates Market your Myspace Player to the Genre of
listeners you impact the most. If it views you are interested in we
Market your Page itself.(as I have previously explained both of these
before to you) We have teamed up with Jeff Goldstein of Last – Route
Ent. With his Contact List (Listeners, Promoters & Musicians) and
our Associates, we have taken Online Promotion to new and greater
heights.

If you are still warry or need reassurance on our end; we will
first Promote you FREE for ONE day (being tomorrow 3/10/09) and assure
you will recieve 3,000 Page Views & Song Plays, to get you started.

Thank you for your time.
-M.P.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

well yes i am warry just because this seems like some weird magical
type stuff. hehe. but what concerns me is i typically get more than
3000 plays. so if you do this test run does that means i will only get
3000 plays? also, just to be sure, when you get me plays on my myspace
page it doesnt mean youre hacking my page right? thats something i
warry about. i dont have tons of internet knowledge but i do believe in
promotion when its done right.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Hey! Ok, so we Promoted your Myspace Page accordingly and I now see you have 10,000+ Plays/Views today already!

If you are interested in doing business with us after showing you,
what we can do for you; please contact us at your earliest convenience.

Thank you
-M.P.

Hi there. We were curious to know if you had recieved our last Message yet?
Thank you
-M.P.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

I think so. Can you explain what happened?

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

We targeted your Listener Genre; Since your such a Popular Artist
it was not nearly as difficult to get your Views/Plays to increase. We
set a goal of atleast 8,000 Views/Plays and went well beyond that.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

How did you target my listener genre? That’s what I’m wondering.
Because whatever form of promo you use, all it results in is play
increases. No other activity was different.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

No, your Views & your Plays were increased. We monitored your Myspace Page very carefully the day we Promoted for you.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

So what you’re saying is you are in the business of increasing play counts for people who want to pay for that?

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Not exactly. Our service is strictly to increase Traffic to an
Artist’s Page; Myspace, Soundclick, Youtube or regular URL. When
Increasing Traffic to Myspace, Soundclick & Youtube, Traffic
results in higher numbers of Plays/Views.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Yes, but traffic didn’t increase. Just my play count. No other activity changed. So what’s the magic trick here?

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

There is no “Magic Trick”. If that was the case, how did you
recieve your other 6,000 Plays that day that you usually obtain by
yourself?

I will prove to you your Plays/Views did Increase.
I will make sure myself & my associates Promote your Music page on Tuesday 3/17/09.
Before we start Promotin we will Tell you your Total Views, Total Plays, and Plays for the Day.
At 12 Midnight we will again, send you another E-mail showing you the results.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

OK. Let me know where it’s promoted so I can give it a look.
thanks man

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Hey there! Ok so as we promised we would let you experience another 1 free day trial period.

The time now is 9:45 P.M. and our efforts of promoting have ended.(this
doesn’t mean your Statistics will not Increase further from now until
Midnight, or further).

When we started your promotion your Total Views were: 3,347,685,
which now are at 3,357,615 — That is an Increase of just under 10,000

Your Total Plays were: 6,027,117 which now are at 6,037,104 — That also is an Increase of just under 10,000

We have been Monitoring your Page for the past 72 hours and our
Statistics find that on a daily basis you are averaging anywhere from
3-7,000 plays. Today you have already hit 13,000+.

We now look forward to doing business with you sir. Hope to hear from you soon.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

But as I asked twice before, I need you to show me where my page is
being promoted. I’d like a link or an explanation as to how the play
counts are going up. Because otherwise, all you’re involved in is
increasing song plays which is not promotion.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

I’m sorry we cannot show you where and or how we Promote you as an
Artist. If that was the case, you yourself could take the information
we provide, and do it yourself. I’ve explained before, your Page Views
& Song Plays are Increasing due to where, how and who we are
Marketing your Music to.

If it is our process of where and how we market you, we cannot provide you with that knowledge.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

If you can’t show me, then you can’t show anyone else, and that
means no one else is seeing my page. Why don’t you just be upfront
about what you’re actually trying to sell me? You’re trying to sell me
extra plays on my myspace player. And lucky for you I am interested in
purchasing that. I’m just not going to pretend that I’m paying for
“promotion.”
So do you want to do this or not?

Let’s go.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Which Package Deal are you most intrested in at this time?
We will give you an added 5,000 Plays Extra, instead of the normal 1,000.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Where do I send the money?
Who do I write the check out to?

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

No checks. We have set up a PayPal Account;
MilleniumPromoters@gmail.com

Once you have srnt the money please send us a Message, telling us what
Package Deal you selected and how you would like to ercieve your Plays
and or Views. All in one month, one week, etc.

Thank you
M.P.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

OK. I wasn’t going to pay with a check. But paypal is some magical
stuff I have never been able to understand. Is it OK if I pay you in
props? Or something else that’s intangible…sort of like play counts?

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

No, sorry strictly money. If you are having a problem with PayPal I
can walk you through it. It is actually a very simple process.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

If you were a real business man you’d accept the props and just
roll with it. You’re beginning to frustrate me and make me warried.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

I don’t understand why your getting worried. And by “props” you mean what exactly?

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Props, ya know? Big ups. Much respect. That kinda thing. Don’t you do this for the love? You should.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

No sir we do not. If you would like recieve services through us, thats fine. But we will not do this for Free.

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Now I feel deceived. Have you ever heard of the BETTER BUSINESS
BUREAU? Yeah, well…they’re about to hear from me. I hope you have
your internet business registered properly with the state you come
from. Otherwise you’re in more trouble than you could ever imagine.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Are you trying to Black Mail us sir?

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From: SAGE FRANCIS
To: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS

Alright, now you’re getting racist. And there’s no need for that.
But so what if I was a black mail? SO WHAT??? You gonna get all uppity
on me?

What I am TRYING to explain to you is that I’m going to send you to jale for false advertising. So get ready.

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From: MILLENIUM PROMOTERS
To: SAGE FRANCIS

Your a funny man.
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From: SAGE FRANCIS

To: All Spammers

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