“STOP SCHEMING & LOOKING HARD”
- The DJ Booth article about Real Rap Promo’s XXL offer http://djbooth.net/news/entry/2016-03-15-xxl-freshmen-issue-scam?noredirection=true
- The Digital Music News article about Coast 2 Coast http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/01/21/70725/
- and Coast 2 Coasts subsequent legal response http://www.digitalmusicnews.com/2016/03/21/coast-2-coast-threatens-legal-action-against-digital-music-news-for-calling-it-a-scheme/
By definition, the words “making a quick profit” is maybe why the people over at DJ Booth and Digital Music News must be feeling some type of way about Real Rap Promo and Coast 2 Coast respectively. It’s those words that, to me at least, are the only parts of the definition of the word “scam” that you can pin down and associate Real Rap Promo and Coast 2 Coast with. Because when you check into what each one of them are listed as, which is more like promotional services, what they tell you they can provide you for the money you spend, it’s hard to pin them down on “swindle”, “dishonest scheme” or even “fraud”.
Unless you can PROVE a company is literally taking money for a service and NOT providing the service (not what you think they are IMPLYING they can provide, but what they actually OFFER) then stop with all the LOOKING HARD at what someone is charging artists for. If you are a platform, quit SCHEMING up slick ways to colorfully advertise what the fuck you really do! Don’t masquerade as a platform that can “help get you signed” or “make you an artist to watch” if all you do is provide a stage to rock or a promotional service, either in print or digital publications. The shit goes both ways and as you can see will hit the fan if you keep that up.