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

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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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/Chris-K-150x150.jpgBUYER BEWARE: Chris Kresge Warns About Signing Off Royalty Rights

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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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/frances-bean-cobain-kurt-nirvana-inheritance-main.jpgBUSINESS NEWS: Frances Bean Cobain Inherited $450M — Seeks To Protect It In Divorce Filing

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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BUYER BEWARE: Songs Needed for Crime Drama Film

Deadline: September 19, 2015 Category: Music Licensing Type: Feature Film Genres: All Genres Accepted Summary: Upcoming Action, Crime/Drama needs songs immediately to be featured throughout the scenes of the film….

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Pitfalls of the Music Business: Another “Good Excuse” for a Buyer to Cancel a Show

Lesli Sanders on Fb, 7/10/15: The September 10 ” Glam Fest” show scheduled for Amherst, NY at The Forvm has been cancelled. Apparently the guy that booked the show has…

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Pitfalls of the Music Business: Eef Guitar: Here’s a New One! Ooh, the Sweet Music Bizz.

Gig gets handed down to me, there’s a promoter involved, as well as the original band that had canceled out and now starts acting like an agent. All I know…

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Will @NPR still #IRESPECTMUSIC and @allsongs After Joining Dark Side Coalition?

Gee this wasn’t coordinated at all. Two new Astroturf (squared) organizations in two days (with possibly the same web designer?)  The day after the announcement of the the new ReCreateCoalition,…

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Molly: Why the Club Drug Is So Dangerous

The club drug “Molly” may have an innocent name, but it’s anything but, experts say. Ten Wesleyan University students and two Wesleyan guests were hospitalized over the weekend after taking…

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