Kim Guthrie / Blog

$50.00 for 10,000 song plays

Wow, I just received a message on RN, that I could improve my rankings and if I wanted more song plays I could get 10,000 song plays for just $50.00. They said it would make promoters take notice if I had more song plays and on top of the charts. I answered back, why, thanks for your interest in my career, but to me buying song plays sounds pretty lame to me, and if a music promoter was actually listening here on RN and they fell in love with a song, I am sure it would not matter to them what someone's ranking was or how many song plays they have, oh, well that is just my thinking. Again, I am not on here to move up the charts ( even though it is nice) I am here to listen and support great music, and have others listen to mine, beats having your music sitting somewhere on your bedroom shelves.

Andrew Austin
Andrew Austin  (almost 5 years ago)

I think we all got that message... It's all nonsense Kim!!!!

Sur Rod
Sur Rod  (over 4 years ago)

Well said Kim!...Lame is exactly right. Congrats on getting your 20,000 song plays with integrity and honesty! Hats off to you! ~ Sur Rod

Timothy A. Braswell
Timothy A. Braswell  (over 4 years ago)

I agree Kim... I'm here to share my music AND listen to artist like you and so many others... I like being able to use RN to get my music out there, but some of the "Promote" options and "Ads" are very expensive!!! ... and I'm not so sure about the "Ranking" system/numbers. And, you're right, if a music "Label" likes your music, they'll let YOU know... not RN... Keep up the great songs!!! -Tim

Timothy A. Braswell
Timothy A. Braswell  (over 4 years ago)

Kim, I agree!!! Yes, nice to be up in the ranks of number one... I have found the more you fan others, the "numbers" go down!!! Anyway, Congrats!!! You deserve a high ranking!!! I'm here (also) to share my music... In these time, later in life, it's like a "hobby" ... I just enjoy writing/sharing/producing... If I can just touch just one person with a song, then I'm happy with that, whether the song is "fiction" or written from an experience, it (song) enforces that I'm a hopeless romantic and to touch someones heart is a real joy to me... a sappy love song or not, the I'd like to think the message is there ... and for someone to be "moved" is mostly what I want... My music is there for the taking... BTW, I would love to here you sing one of my songs!!! -Tim

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson  (about 4 years ago)

You're right!
I am spending too much time chasing around and it hampers my own recording and writing.
WHo listens to anything thrown in their face anyway by RN or anybody else?
Good thonking K.

JMOYA  (almost 4 years ago)

Hi Kim, think we all have received such messages and I share 100% your opinion and answered the same you did. As well as you I don't mind about the ranking as it is a fiction and you can manipulate it. We do music for passion and to please other persons..

Tim Ratliff~Guitarist
Tim Ratliff~Guitarist  (almost 4 years ago)

Well said Kim,buying song plays is so absurd,what is this world coming to anyway. Did Dolly Parton or Johnny Cash pay for people to listen to their songs? I don't believe so!!!!!

greeneyes_talk  (over 3 years ago)

I totally agree Kim!!

Julian Wilson
Julian Wilson  (over 3 years ago)

You should have told him if he sent you $50 you wouldn't write a blog telling everyone about his offer. lol
Incidentally, since I stopped typing and gaining fans like a maniac and got back to songwriting my ratings went down to No10 - Now they have come back up to No3.
Anybody know how that works? lol