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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Phillip Phillips Suing to Escape ‘Oppressive’ Idol Contract

According to a shocking new story by The Hollywood Reporter, American Idol Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is suing 19 Entertainment to get out of his “oppressive,” “manipulative,” and “fatally…

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra & More Gypping Local Musicians

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is coming to Denver and Colorado Springs … and local musicians contracted to play will receive about $560 below scale. The Trans-Siberian Orchestra is hiring local musicians…

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Here’s a Big, Giant “Buyer Beware” Offer

[Presented exactly as received] Greetings from beautiful Costa Rica, I own an award winning four star hotel with several unique jungle venues for shows, Hotel Docelunas in lively Jaco, Costa…

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Musicians Are Often Exploited in Denver: Here’s What We Can Do About It

By Luke Leavitt | Westword: Many musicians are accustomed to playing for free, especially those who don’t have a large following. The joy of it, as well as the promise…

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Who Really “Discovered” Meghan Trainor?

We received the following e-mail from IAMA claiming to have “discovered” Meghan Trainor when she allegedly won one of their songwriting competitions. However, we find it interesting that Meghan attended…

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Are YOU Guilty of Libel or Slander — or Even Bullying?

We recently had a report of someone defaming a musician on Facebook. While you are entitled to your opinion, sometimes it can cross a line. Let COMBO remind you of…

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Response to Brian Farrish’s Post on Radio Airplay Offers

RESPONSE TO BUYER BEWARE ON RADIO AIRPLAY OFFERS Really, who is misleading who? I had never heard of the station before but I think what they are trying to say…

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Misleading E-Mails Promise Rotation of Terrestrial and Online Stations

Below is an email sent out by a large online music site about college station WKRB: “Rotation on Terrestrial and Online Station Reaching 1.5 Million” It’s our opinion that emails…

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