It has been a great experience working with IHM on the Critical Bill release... We absolutely killed it! Download cards were an easy sell - we currently have the #1 song in Detroit on 89X radio and have been The People's Choice Champions since the beginning of
One of the single most important things an independent artist can do to substantiate sales is to report ALL of them -- live shows included. It's the only way to prove to the business world that you're actually moving product
Being in this business is not enough. You have be able to show and prove your presence. And the only way to do that is through soundscan by showing your sales. IHM does just that. They give you all the tools you need to show your sales and prove yourself
Indiehitmaker (IHM) is the cornerstone of PolyPlat Records ADSD, the Artist Development Services Division that provides independent, unsigned and DIY artists the same advantages as major label recording artists and... +more
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IndieHitMaker exists because artists cannot directly report their live show sales to SoundScan. Only record labels and distribution companies that pay the annual fees and fit the mandated requirements can qualify for this exclusive program. Since most independent and unsigned artists sell the majority of their CDs at live shows, without IndieHitMaker these sales would go unreported and unaccounted for in US SoundScan sales numbers making it next to impossible for industry executives, deal makers, and A&R to discover you. By simply reporting all your sales to SoundScan, you can significantly increase your awareness within the industry. Sell enough and everyone will know when you get on the Billboard Charts.