BUYER BEWARE: COMBO Member Wendy Hudson Forwards “Buyer Beware” Alert

I get a lot of scams and emails / messages from people who think they are pioneers in artist *depreciation* and sometimes folks send something outrageous in the most perfect…

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http://www.coloradomusic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Midnight-Marionettes.jpgBUYER BEWARE: Artist Relations Company – May Charge You “Up Front” for Services

BUYER BEWARE: Artist Relations Company – May Charge You “Up Front” for Services

COMBO says: If you get a message like this, beware and read the fine print carefully! Also, we checked and one of the websites listed is no longer good. However…

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BUYER BEWARE: From the Beatles to Taylor Swift: Why It’s So Hard for Musicians to Own Their Music

BUYER BEWARE: From the Beatles to Taylor Swift: Why It’s So Hard for Musicians to Own Their Music

Taylor Swift shed new light on the debate surrounding an artist’s right to their own musical catalog when she went after Scooter Braun for acquiring hers. Swift, 29, accused Braun…

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BUYER BEWARE: Leigh West Warns That Film Project is Looking for Free Music, Screwing Composers

BUYER BEWARE: Leigh West Warns That Film Project is Looking for Free Music, Screwing Composers

From Leigh West on Fb, 5/13/19: #48hrfilmproject doesn’t care about film composers. They just announced they are partnering with a publisher to offer Free music to filmmakers. I emailed them…

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BUYER BEWARE: The PA Bill That Should Worry Professional Musicians Everywhere

BUYER BEWARE: The PA Bill That Should Worry Professional Musicians Everywhere

By Wade Sutton, DiscMakers | New “feel-good” legislation passed in the PA House allows venues to hire minors as long as they don’t pay them. The implications for professional musicians…

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BUYER BEWARE: “Is this legit?” – Lawyers’ Responses…

BUYER BEWARE: “Is this legit?” – Lawyers’ Responses…

We got this question from a COMBO member, asking “Is this legit?” We checked with our lawyers and here are their responses: RE: Songuard.™: It is a timestamp. It is…

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BUYER BEWARE: COMBO Member Writes: “Is this legit?”

BUYER BEWARE: COMBO Member Writes: “Is this legit?”

We got this question from a COMBO member, asking “Is this legit?” We are checking with our lawyers now to see if this is a viable way to “protect” your…

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BUYER BEWARE: ‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks

BUYER BEWARE: ‘I’m getting ripped off’: A look inside Ticketmaster’s price-hiking bag of tricks

Buying a ticket for Saturday’s Bruno Mars concert in Toronto was probably never going to be cheap, but what many of the star’s 17,000 fans who scored a seat might…

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BUYER BEWARE: Musician Jerry Roys Sends a “Be Careful” Note in This Time of Hail Storms

BUYER BEWARE: Musician Jerry Roys Sends a “Be Careful” Note in This Time of Hail Storms

From Jerry Roys on Faceook, 6/19/18: Need a roofer? Call a supply house. They know roofers who have been in the area for years. I have been with ABC for…

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BUYER BEWARE: FBI Warns of Online Romance Scams

BUYER BEWARE: FBI Warns of Online Romance Scams

[Editor’s note: Although not directly related to the “business of music,” musicians fall in love, too. But just be careful. Catfishers are everywhere!] Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the…

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BUYER BEWARE: Use Caution When Parking at the Wendy’s Next Door to the Fillmore in Denver

Diane Morris on Fb 1/12/18: The power of social media is huge. I want everyone to share this post! Tonight I dropped my family off at the Fillmore for a…

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BUYER BEWARE: Too Good to Be True? Be Careful Signing Contracts for Large Amounts of Money

It has come to the attention of COMBO that a club in Denver is signing contracts with bands for large amounts of money that the club does not pay at…

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BUYER BEWARE: False Story: Alabama Teen Shot After Police Mistake Saxophone for Machine Gun

BUYER BEWARE: False Story: Alabama Teen Shot After Police Mistake Saxophone for Machine Gun

Here’s the story as presented on Fake News website Facebook: This seems to be all-too familiar, this week after Gary Alabama police officer member of The Grand Dragon of the…

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BUYER BEWARE: Yoko Ono Stops Lemonade Company ‘John Lemon’ Due to Those Pesky Copyright Laws

In our post-everything society, ironically-named food and beverages are as common as mis-spelled band n@me$. However, as clever as your Roger Waters Water may be, you can’t just jack somebody’s…

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BUYER BEWARE: Toni Basil Claims ‘Mickey’ Has Been Used Without Her Permission for Decades

BUYER BEWARE: Toni Basil Claims ‘Mickey’ Has Been Used Without Her Permission for Decades

Toni Basil, the one-hit wonder behind “Mickey,” filed suit in L.A. Superior Court on Thursday alleging that the song has been used without her permission for decades. According to the…

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