The Music Network Company Review: Music & investment
There is no information on The Music Network Company website indicating who owns or runs the business.
The Music Network Company website domain (“musicnetworkcompany.com”) was registered on the 26th of January 2015, with “Music Network Company” listed as the owner.
An address in Mexico is also provided, however this appears to be fake or incomplete. The provided address simply reads “Distrito Federal” (Federal District) with a postcode of 52.
Pretty much all of the information available on The Music Network Company is written in Spanish, with Alexa estimating that Spain makes up 43.3% of traffic to The Music Network Company website.
This strongly suggests that whoever is running The Music Network Company is based out of Spain itself.
As always, if an MLM company is not openly upfront about who is running or owns it, think long and hard about joining and/or handing over any money.
The Music Network Company Product Line
The Music Network Company’s product is a music platform service.
Naturally the first question that pops into one’s head is how has The Music Network Company acquired licensing to offer commercial music via a global distribution platform, with the answer being “they haven’t”.
Instead, The Music Network Company’s platform is aimed towards amateur musicians, looking to distribute their music to a wider audience.
As per the slide above, taken from an official The Music Network Company presentation, the idea is that musicians will make their music available on the platform.
In return, they’ll be paid royalties generated by affiliate fees and advertising shown to users of The Music Company platform.
The Music Network Company website mentions a fee for accessing the service:
RECHARGE YOUR BALANCE
Refill your electronic balance and get access to downloading music from our store.
No further information was available at the time of publication.
The Music Network Company Compensation Plan
The Music Network Company compensation plan sees affiliates sign up, purchase positions in the compensation plan and then get paid to recruit new affiliates who do the same.
Matrix commissions in The Music Network Company are paid out using a 2×1 and 2×2 matrix.
The first matrix is a 2×1 matrix with positions costing $35 each.
A 2×1 matrix places an affiliate at the top of the matrix, with two positions directly under them.
Once these two positions have been filled, an affiliate “cycles” out of the matrix and moves into a 2×2 matrix.
The 2×2 matrix looks similar to a 2×1, however the first two positions branch out into another two positions to make up the second level of the matrix:
Once all six positions in the matrix have been filled (via positions cycling out of the 2×1 matrix), a $200 commission is paid.
Residual commissions in The Music Network Company are paid out using a unilevel compensation structure.
A unilevel compensation structure places an affiliate at the top of a unilevel team, with every personally recruited affiliate placed directly under them (level 1):
If any of these level 1 affiliates go on to recruit new affiliates of their own, they are placed on level 2 of the original affiliate’s unilevel team.
If any level 2 affiliates recruit new affiliates, they are placed on level 3 and so on and so forth down a theoretical infinite number of levels.
The Music Network Company cap payable unilevel levels at eight, with how many levels an affiliate can earn on determined by how much they pay in affiliate fees each month.
- $25 monthly affiliate fee – 10% on levels 1 and 2
- $50 monthly affiliate fee – 5% on levels 1 and 2 and 10% on levels 3 and 4
- $100 monthly affiliate fee – 5% on levels 1 to 4 and 10% on levels 5 and 6
- $250 monthly affiliate fee – 5% on levels 1 to 4 and 10% on levels 5 to 8
The Opening Bonus is a direct recruitment commission, paying an affiliate $35 when they recruit their first six fee-paying affiliates.
The Global Bonus shuffles around monthly affiliate fees to pay those who do the most recruiting of new affiliates.
The bonus is made up of 24% of the affiliate fees company-wide, with The Music Network Company affiliates able to qualify for a share in the pool as follows:
- $25 monthly affiliate fee – recruit at least two affiliates for a share in a 2% pool
- $50 monthly affiliate fee – recruit at least five affiliates for a share in a 5% pool
- $100 monthly affiliate fee – recruit at least ten affiliates for a share in a 7% pool
- $250 monthly affiliate fee – recruit at least ten affiliates for a share in a 10% pool
Joining The Music Network Company
Affiliate membership with The Music Network Company is tied to a monthly fee payment of between $25 to $250.
The more an affiliate pays the higher their income potential through The Music Network Company’s compensation plan.
Also note that any matrix position purchases are in addition to an affiliate’s monthly fees.
A breakdown of The Music Network Company’s compensation plan reveals that the music platform has nothing to do with the company’s MLM opportunity.
What we have here is a Ponzi cycler front-end, with a recruitment-driven pyramid scheme backend.
Of note is that The Music Network Company themselves admit as much, openly referring to matrix positions and monthly affiliate fees as “investments”:
The matrix cycler functions as a $35 in, $200 out ROI scheme. Affiliates invest in $35 positions, with a $200 ROI paid out once enough subsequent positions have been invested in.
The unilevel functions as a pyramid scheme, with affiliates paying a monthly fee to qualify to earn commissions from recruited affiliates who do the same.
There’s also a strong pay-to-play element to the unilevel, with how much an affiliate spends on their membership dictating how many levels of the unilevel they can earn on.
How much is spend on monthly membership, along with recruitment, also dictates an affiliate’s share in the Global Bonus.
The music platform meanwhile has nothing do with any of this, serving only as a ruse to mask what is otherwise a Ponzi-pyramid hybrid scheme.
A lack of newly recruited affiliates will see The Music Network collapse, as it means those above them in the unilevel will stop paying their monthly fees.
When this happens those above them will stop paying their monthly fees. As this effect trickles up the company-wide affiliate geneology, eventually an irreversible collapse is triggered.
Matrix positions will collapse (stall) at this point too, as no new affiliates being recruited means the matrices will come to a stand-still.
Dead unilevel + dead matrices = kaboom.