First, let's look at the base question.
What Are Certificates
Certificates are used to encourage FanMusic.com reviewers to review your song. The first certificate you will place on your work is called a "Base Certificate". A base certificate places your song on the available release page. It also offers a base amount of member cents and points to reviewers.
That leads to the question: what are member cents? They are the FanMusic.com currency that is used to buy these certificates. So if you write reviews you can earn member cents. You can use those member cents to buy a certificate for your own work.
The available release page is sorted by member cents rewarded. The works that offer the most member cents to reviewers are listed higher on the page. So the song rewarding the most amount of member cents is in the first position. The work that is offering the next most is listed second - and so on.
Now your base certificate does reward member cents. But not much. So you will likely want to reward more. To reward more member cents you use a "Member Cent Pump Certificate" This certificate simply increases the amount of member cents your work rewards. Each use will normally move it higher up the listing bringing it to the attention of more reviewers.
That's really all there is to it. First, add a base certificate, next use bonus certificates (normally the member cent pump) to raise that position to a level where it will receive notice.
And how do I use them? - the details
There are two steps to using a certificate.
- Get one with member dollars. Write reviews to earn member dollars or buy them here.
- Use the certificate. Simply view your song and click the "Promote This" button on that page.
There are the two primary driving factors for reviewers.
|Points||Each time a reviewer writes a review he or she earns points. Points earned will upgrade a members signature. In addition, they are used to track a reviewers place on the ranked reviewer listing.
||Purchases of certificates on FanMusic.com are made using member dollars.
The base number of points and member cents paid to a reviewer is very small (2 member cents and 1 point). Artists use certificates to place their writing on page one of the available release page and offer reviewers bonus member cents and points. The member cents rewarded by the work also determines the placement on the first page of the available release page. The more member cents offered - the higher on the list a work will be shown.
It's important to note that all song will receive reviews. When you first release your writing a complimentary certificate is placed on it. It's an excellent certificate. It offers bonus member cents and five points to each reviewer. It also offers a random chance at winning a certificate. The drawback is that it expires shortly after two reviews are written. So if you want more then two reviews you'll likely need to add additional certificates.
As stated, all base certificates place a song on page one of the available release page. But remember that the more member cents offered to reviewers the higher it will be placed on the listing.
Songs at the top of the listing will usually receive fifty or more reviews. Work at the bottom of the listing receive around six reviews. So artists can expect more reviews the closer they are to the top of the listing.
We recommend starting with the Treasure Chest Certificate. Next, purchase the Artist Weekly. This certificate does a terrific job of advertising your work in the forums and other places on the site. In addition it offers ten bonus points and member cents. Next, you can control your position on the listing using the Member Cent Pump certificate. It will move your writing higher on the listing.
Click here for a full listing of certificates. Make purchases with your member dollars. You can earn member dollars by writing reviews or purchasing them here. To use a certificate simply view your work and click the promote it button that looks like this: .