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Post 05 May 2020

Got this in my email just recently:
Good day ,

I found your music online and hope it's alright to contact you here.

I'm an A&R representative at SRL Music Discovery XO in London, an artist relations company representing independent musicians and labels around the world. We are looking for new music for our radio network, music licensing catalog and artist promotion roster, and I'd like to invite you to audition.

Subject to a successful audition, Music Discovery XO will get your music heard by entertainment industry professionals and fans around the world, and help facilitate music licensing and distribution deals, live events and touring opportunities, record label and music publisher deals, and other career opportunities. You will receive a detailed agreement once your audition has been successful.

Please do get in touch, it would be a pleasure to hear from you. In the meantime, you can also find out about the audition and reserve an audition ticket at www.skunkradiolive.com/auditions

Have a nice day.

Kind regards,

Music Department
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Here's my reply:
platzangst wrote:Hello.

You are a scam.

I can tell you are a scam for two reasons.

One, it's obvious that you've never listened to my music (can you even name any albums or tracks you like?), and when you say "found your music online" what you actually mean is you got hold of my email somehow and are hoping I'm desperate for any kind of boost you might offer.

Two, if you were a legitimate sort of agent or representative, I would not need to "audition", because you would have heard my music and already decided whether I was worth your time, and I certainly would not need to pay any kind of fee for the privilege, instead you'd be looking to get an agent's cut from any contracts with record labels I might get by virtue of your assistance.

I'm not really mad you tried this with me, but I think it's a pretty sleazy thing to do to try and prey on musicians who are younger and poorer and more desperate to get into the business. Shame on you.

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