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  posted on 8/10/2007 at 08:07 PM
Got this on myspace tonite...

Dear Stone Free,

We're interested in speaking with you about your music, and to see where we could benefit your career. My name is Melissa, I'm an A&R scout for several labels and music supervisors throughout the country. I'm reaching out to you because the music on your myspace site is being considered by our A&R staff for a potential label and/or publishing deal.

So if you could please respond back with your contact info, I will have one of our VP's from our Los Angeles office contact you asap.

Thanks again, and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,
Melissa
Hitt Music Group


*I sent her my number...I think I'll play along for awhile and see how much their "deal" would cost me....hahahaha...this ain't my 1st time on da block

then I'm gonna report thier asses to myspace(if it does any good will be another story) taking advantage musicians because they have stars in their eyes and dreams is wrong as hell...

I remember a few scams like this about 10ys ago here....I guess this is the hi-tech version

 

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  posted on 8/10/2007 at 09:37 PM
"Give him the standard rich and famous contract".
-record executive in the Muppet Movie

 

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  posted on 8/11/2007 at 04:11 AM
I got one too ! A while back though

"Dear Luther Little,

We have heard your song "Grab Me" and are interested in talking to you about getting it into the Canadian radio market. We are an organization called "Elemental Tide Records" and we've been getting small time bands into the hands of canadian labels for about 6 years now. We are currently putting together our compilation for May and are making our rounds.

Every time a compilation is put together we hunt around for some of the best talent we can find on the net and send out an e-mail to 60 different artists. Only 12 of these are actually placed onto the compilation disc that we mail out to 40 different canadian labels (8 being major labels), and it's all on a "first come, first serve" basis. You are one of the 60 in this quarter.

If you are interested in bringing your career to the next level and marketing yourself to another country, please send us a return e-mail.

Hope to hear from you soon,
Will (Elemental Tide Records C.E.O.)"

 

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  posted on 8/11/2007 at 07:05 AM
F%^k the record comapnies! Stick it to'em! Hey 'bama, ask "Melissa" for a picture & start harrassing her!

"I just get a bunch of cats together to play their guitars. Not to wear pink silk pants."

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  posted on 8/11/2007 at 10:04 AM
yeah Dave, the old "compilation scam" was around here for awhile too...

Hell, I'll make a compilation CD for bands too!

12 songs on a CD...band would pay $100 each for a song...I make $1,200 and it costs less than $100 for me to burn some CD's, send to each band, and send to radio stations like I would promise...then I fulfilled my end of the bargin and no one can sue....

leeches, man...leeches

 

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  posted on 8/11/2007 at 02:45 PM
i heard from Mellissa too!

for those who may be inexperienced: in a legit deal the record company pays you - you don't pay the record company.

just be careful tho' cause the record companies have very smart accountants.

advance = loan

 

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  posted on 8/11/2007 at 08:04 PM
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

--- Hunter Thompson

 

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  posted on 8/12/2007 at 03:53 AM
quote:
"The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side."

--- Hunter Thompson


I think we'd be better off takin our chances at the crossroads......

 

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  posted on 8/13/2007 at 05:50 PM
Hey All, I'm new to the board (been reading it for years, but don't post) and the band I work for, One-Eyed Jack got the same myspace comment as the rest:

"Dear One-Eyed Jack,

We're interested in speaking with you about your music, and to see where we could benefit your career. My name is Melissa, I'm an A&R scout for several labels and music supervisors throughout the country. I'm reaching out to you because the music on your myspace site is being considered by our A&R staff for a potential label and/or publishing deal.

So if you could please respond back with your contact info, I will have one of our VP's from our Los Angeles office contact you asap.

Thanks again, and we look forward to hearing back from you.

Sincerely,
Melissa
Hitt Music Group "

**I too, am not new to this game, so I responded that we were always open to discussing options. I received a phone message today from a "rick" from Hitt Music (who sounded about 18 years old) asking me to give him a ring. I haven't decided if I will call and mess with him or let it go.***

I totally think it's wrong that companies can misrepresent themselves like that and these young bands get taken advantage of. It's a shame. The music business is hard enough as is...

Thanks for letting me vent



 

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  posted on 8/13/2007 at 08:29 PM
Sunnychick...

I'm going to talk to them for awhile about it. I'm gonna "buy in" (no pun intended) to their story....all starry eyed and crap...

I have a friend who can be real a$$hole...I'm gonna put him on the phone as our manager and have him ask for advance money...

Maybe in Canadian Pennies or nickels or something

they can cuss me, but not get to me over the phone...

I had some Nigerian email scammers going for about a year, before they got agitated

 

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  posted on 8/13/2007 at 08:31 PM
oh yeah...and I gave them my cell number...so I'll record the calls...edit them all together, and give ya'll a link to it when I'm done...I'm excited now!!!!!

 

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