1. avatar louismct
    Iv been in contact with someone from a company called Proplicity Media who claims he acts as being halfway between a publicist and a manager. What he claims is that he has a contact list of over 1500 record labels and managers for a fee of 40 he will send links to my music to his whole contact list. I'm just wondering if anyone on here has had any dealings with him and if they think this is sound or maybe a bit dodgy?

    Thanks,

    Louis.
  2. avatar fastfude
    It may not be dodgy, but it's also probably not worth it. It's a spammy approach: send to as many targets as possible in the hope that one of them *might* bite. How much spam do you open and clicks links from? Of the 1500 who receive an unsolicited email with a link to your MP3 (maybe amongst dozens of others), I'd guess zero will open the mail, much less play it.

    Far better to do some research yourself: identify a handful of labels who are a good match for your music and a person in that label to talk to, then contact them directly. Have a conversation and ask them to listen to your music. If they yes, they probably will. If they like it, you'll hear from them again.
  3. avatar louismct
    Thanks, that makes a lot of sense. Since i posted this, there's been some developments. He got in touch saying a few labels have got back in touch already (!) and one label wanted to release my music. He said if I paid him the £40 he would pass on the details. I asked if he didn't mind waiting for payment, as I had to genuinely take some time off work, and he came out with this whole spiel of how I was letting myself down in his eyes and the labels eyes if I didn't pay him soon. His tone was really judgmental and it seemed he just could't wait to get my money. This coupled with the overly quick response from the "labels" made me tell him to just forget it. Then today he sent an email saying if I didn't pay him within a week he would be handing this over to his solicitors! He said I'd made an agreement to pay which was legally binding. I checked my emails and all I said was £40 sounds reasonable. Is this legally binding? I don't want to pay him as it sounds so dodgy! I looked at their website and its really bare and looks it's only been set up. What do you think?
  4. avatar thesacredhearts
    its sounds like a scam. he has no legal recourse unless you signed a contract, and even then it sounds like total nonsense.
  5. avatar louismct
    Ah brilliant thank you so much for your help, feel at ease now!
  6. avatar Turais
    walk away that's an obvious scam!
  7. avatar coxon123
    My first post!
    I've had this guy too. Very, very pushy and a similar legal threat when I held off paying because I wasn't convinced by the whole idea. Have you had any more from this? There doesn't seem to be a website anymore either.
  8. avatar GerVonH
    COMPANIES HOUSE: indicates this company does not, nor has it ever existed as a company entity: wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/‎
    WHOIS/ICANN REG: indicates his domain contains inaccurate registrant information: whois.net/
    WEB PRESENCE: little or no social media, testimonials nor client data available for this ~company~ name.

    If his invoice doesn't contain a registered office address, invoice number, company reg number, vat no etc, it may indicate the whole thing smells.
    If on the other hand it was operating as a sole-trader, I'd avoid one-man band operations like this, and go direct to labels (plenty of media handbooks out there).

    I'd actually offer to file a counter claim for time wasting, and possible misleading/unfair business practices.

    Those nice suits and bean counters at HMRC, Trading Standards and the Office of Fair Trading may like to flag this one for a nice wee cup of tea, sit down and chit-chat*
    (*audit investigation)
  9. avatar GerVonH
    COMPANIES HOUSE: indicates this company does not, nor has it ever existed as a company entity: wck2.companieshouse.gov.uk/‎
    WHOIS/ICANN REG: indicates his domain contains inaccurate registrant information: whois.net/
    WEB PRESENCE: little or no social media, testimonials nor client data available for this ~company~ name.

    If his invoice doesn't contain a registered office address, invoice number, company reg number, vat no etc, it may indicate the whole thing smells.
    If on the other hand it was operating as a sole-trader, I'd avoid one-man band operations like this, and go direct to labels (plenty of media handbooks out there).

    I'd actually offer to file a counter claim for time wasting, and possible misleading/unfair business practices.

    Those nice suits and bean counters at HMRC, Trading Standards and the Office of Fair Trading may like to flag this one for a nice wee cup of tea, sit down and chit-chat*
    (*audit investigation)