BUYER BEWARE: Keyboardist Stan Monroe Gives the Low-Down on Local “Music Awards” Shows

I am going to say something that will no doubt anger a lot of local musicians, but I feel it needs to be said. And I am speaking only for…

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BUYER BEWARE: $100,000 Cash Giveaway & Music Conference

Buyer Beware! Anytime you get the “Bum’s Rush” – “Got to enter NOW or lose your chance” – with a deadline date, you’d better be willing just to part with…

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BUYER BEWARE: Buyer Beware: Promoter Tim Newberg Stiffs Bands

From a local guitarist on Facebook, 1/16/17: Y’all remember last year I had to drag a promoter by his ears (not literally) to pay me for a festival? I’ll be…

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BUYER BEWARE: Josie Quick’s “Spam E-mail” of the Day

BUYER BEWARE: Josie Quick’s “Spam E-mail” of the Day

From violin teacher Josie Quick on Facebook: I got this spam email on January 8, 2016. Thought you might enjoy the read but beware that they are phishing for something……

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BUYER BEWARE: Another Scam to Get You to Forward So That Hackers Can Get Your Address Book

Slow Dance: This is a poem written by a teenager with cancer. She wants to see how many people get her poem. It is quite a poem, please pass it…

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BUYER BEWARE: Trouble in Music Guru Land // Canadian Music Week 2017

A student just reached out to me about a musician/marketer, Leah McHenry, who claims to make her living (as a musician) running Facebook Ads, who turned out to be an…

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BUYER BEWARE: Chris Kresge Warns About Signing Off Royalty Rights

From Chris Kresge on Facebook, 6/01/16: If you’re ever asked to sign off your royalty rights for your recording for broadcast on a terrestrial radio station, DO NOT DO IT….

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BUYER BEWARE: Mark Diamond Cautions on “James Scotte”

From Mark Diamond on Fb, 4/29/16: Hey musicians out there, Beware if you have been contacted by this “person” about a gig! James Scotte – [email protected] – contacted me through…

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BUYER BEWARE: Someone Wants to Sell You a Used iPhone?

Tony Marcus Hermosilla on Fb, 4/25/16: Hey all!! Just to let everyone that has my phone number know I’m offline for a couple days until I get my replacement phone….

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BUYER BEWARE: GigTown Creates App for Booking Shows

Hi there! My name is Andy, Co-Founder and Grand Poobah of GigTown. My Dad and I started this company because we thought it was too difficult to discover and book…

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BUSINESS NEWS: Frances Bean Cobain Inherited $450M — Seeks To Protect It In Divorce Filing

Frances Bean Cobain, the 23-year-old daughter of legendary Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain, is filing for divorce from Isaiah Silva, her husband of less than two years, according to The Wrap….

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BUYER BEWARE: Warning Regarding “Tom Ness Music Scam”

It takes talent, professionalism and incredible perseverance to be a gigging musician. That’s why scam-ridden companies show up on your favorite gear swap website or clutter your newsfeed on social…

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BUYER BEWARE: Lawyer Issues Urgent Warning About Songland Exploiting Artists

Promoter Adam Levine’s upcoming competition reality show Songland is the subject of some serious scrutiny right now. In a LinkedIn blog post, entertainment attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III (whose…

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BUYER BEWARE: Lawyer Issues Urgent Warning About Adam Levine’s Songland Exploiting Artists

Adam Levine’s upcoming competition reality show Songland is the subject of some serious scrutiny right now. In a LinkedIn blog post, entertainment attorney Wallace E. J. Collins III (whose clients…

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SCAM: New Phishing Scam Targeting Musicians

I got an email from Tunecore, whom I don’t have an account with, telling me to change my password. Pretty sure it’s a phishing attempt. Anybody else gotten one of…

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