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What is IHM live venue
sales reporting
& why do you need it?

IHM Live venue sales reporting is a service that allows independent artists and indie labels to report physical recorded music sales (CD, DVD, LP, Tape, etc.) from a specific live performance to Nielsen Soundscan for inclusion in the weekly sales reports submitted to the BillBoard Charts. Reporting your live venue sales can help you establish sales credibility within the music industry, leverage opportunities, and gain recognition through charting on the Billboard Charts*

*Sources: Nielsen Soundcan, “What Users Want from Mobile,” 2011

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Reasons Reporting Matters

  • In order to be commercially successful in the music industry, you need to prove that you can sell CDs. The industry accepted way to do that is through SoundScan.
  • Most independent, DIY and unsigned artists, sell the majority of their CDs at live shows. Unfortunately only labels, distribution companies and retailers can report these live show sales directly to SoundScan. Now, with IndieHitMaker, so can you.
  • For less than one night's merch sales, you can harness major label reporting power.
  • Whether you are looking to get signed or remain independent, if you perform live and sell records at your shows, our artists have proven that reporting your music sales can help your career even more.

How IHM Reporting Works

What are the benefits

GIG. SELL. REPORT

  • The Benefits are endless when you report to Neilsen SoundScan with IndieHitMaker:

    Automatic inclusion in the Billboard Magazine weekly charts tally
    Billboard Chart position and national recognition (online and in print) for top sellers
    Leverage via an industry accepted metric by establishing a Nielsen SoundScan physical music sales history
    Consistent visibility to industry professionals looking for talent
    Proof of Sales that can leverage potential deals, such as: Indie & Major Label Offers Distribution Publishing & Licensing Management Booking Legal Representation Sponsorships Endorsements and more
  • Register now so you're sales can be seen each week by Nielsen SoundScan clients which include:

    ALL MAJOR & MOST INDEPENDENT RECORD COMPANIES
    DISTRIBUTION COMPANIES
    ARTIST MANAGERS
    BOOKING AGENTS CONCERT PROMOTERS
    VENUE OWNERS
    TRADITIONAL RETAILERS
    ONLINE RETAILERS
    DIGITAL DELIVERY COMPANIES AND MORE

Artist Testimonials

  • It only takes less than a 1000 sales a week to make New Artist charts. A CD release show if done well can lead to most if not all of those sales. Add pre-release orders to that and you’re well on the charts! I tell every independent artist/band I work with

    David Claassen
    Associate Director
    BMI Atlanta
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  • The more data you can give to a potential label, manager, agent, talent buyer, venue, etc, the better. If you can show all these people that you are selling a lot of your music in markets where you play, it proves you have fans willing to buy something from

    Lou Plaia
    Founder / VP Music Industry Relations
    ReverbNation.com
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  • Bram & Indiehitmaker have helped me see performance from a completely different perspective. I have been able to help artists' live shows improve tremendously and have gained knowledge on how to leverage live shows to push merchandise, get on billboard

    Patrick "Tune" Adeleye
    Artist Development
    STARkast
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About IHM

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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