BUYER BEWARE: Annie Lennox Gets Tapped as a “Potential Star”
From Annie Lennox on Fb., 6/30/17: Whilst it’s obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had “potential” sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day. My digital team receive hundreds of them every year.
I’d urge any new (or indeed established) artists to send that kind of email straight to your trash. Companies reaching out cold to help you, sending emails that are clearly formulaic with links asking for cash to upload your tracks are a very dodgy business indeed and not one I want to see anyone fall foul of.
[Editor’s note: For those of you who are not aware, Annie received a letter from a person claiming to be from a radio station. Check out the letter for its contents.]
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A RADIO STATION THOUGHT IT JUST DISCOVERED ANNIE LENNOX
If Annie Lennox plays her cards right, she could have a successful music career.
The former Eurythmics singer — who has won four Grammys, an Oscar and a Golden Globe for her music — posted an unsolicited letter she received from a radio station employee in Los Angeles who clearly had never heard of her.
Lennox posted the letter — with certain information blacked out — to her Facebook page, along with the joking comment, “I think I’m in with a chance ??!!!”
The station’s new music coordinator, Kylie, wrote that she “came across Lennox’s music online” and “really like what I heard.” Kylie then asked Lennox to send over an MP3 of her new single, which she’ll share with the station’s program director.
“I only ask because we are connected to an artist development firm that can also get you onto 150 radio stations worldwide and provide support for press, video, retail, and licensing,” Kylie continued. “The best part is, if they really like your music, they’ll cover all of the marketing expenses.”
Lennox was awarded an OBE in 2011.
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By Ned Ehrbar