Friday, March 31, 2017

Grow Up Jeff Berlin and Shut Up and Play Your Bass

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Jeff Berlin is Fat Guy on the Right

Jeff Berlin was a bassist, teacher and musician but now he's a big fucking crybaby. Victor Wooten is a bassist, musician, innovator, artist and one of the most respected musicians on the planet. Jeff likes running his mouth to make up for the fact that he can't hold a candle to guys like Victor and the slew of young bass players who are pushing the musical envelope and expanding the function and possibilities of the bass.

There are a lot of things that make Victor a great bass player beyond his technical gifts. I think most of it is the fact that Victor sees music as an art and not a competitive sport. The music inside Victor is liberating, soulful, important, inspiring, adventurous, joyful, considerate, loving, thoughtful, generous. And if Victor could only play whole notes his playing and music would still be liberating, soulful, important, inspiring, adventurous, joyful, considerate, loving, thoughtful, generous.

I play bass guitar and from a chops point of view I have always played catch-up with other musicians.  My music theory chops are also nothing special but I figure that since there are only 12 notes in Western music I really don't need the chord scales as a crutch for what note to play and when to play them like Jeff Berlin does. I guess I feel that way because I don't care if my music of playing impresses anyone. I grew up and even before that Jeff it knew that music was not a competitive sport. I knew that the function of the bass in the music I was playing was the same as every other instrument. It was to serve and add important musical words aka notes to the conversation.

Victor Wooten had enough of Jeff's mouth after Jeff started a bunch of shit talk. Victor posted an open letter to Jeff Berlin.

Victor writes:

Another comment of yours (posted below) was brought to my attention and I feel the need to respond. Please read and consider my thoughts before becoming resentful. I am writing as a friend who loves you and wants to see you succeed.

First: I love many of your ideas and actually love the fact that we appear to disagree at times. I welcome that. I often invite educators to my camps who express conflicting views in order to help students realize that there is more than just "my way" of approaching music. Disagreeing is not a problem for me. I know that we learn and grow because of it. Feeling the need to prove that "I am right and everyone else is wrong" is a dangerous way to live or teach. 

Proud FA's Comment: I think Jeff needs to fire his shrink and hire Victor. Demolish your ego Jeff and accept the fact that Victor Wooten's playing appeals to more people than does yours. You may not think it is fair but that would be your fragile ego talking. What is boils down to the music in your heart and Victor's heart and the contrived "play it safe" music in your brain.

Believe me when I say that there are many of us successful musicians and educators who really want you to succeed. We believe that you do have a lot of good to offer. That was why I originally invited you to my camp. But, it is your toxic attitude that keeps you from being invited back. It is also why you continue to be excluded from many other places including, ironically, The Players School, which you founded.

Proud FA's Comment: Jeff you are stinking up the place and you are pissed that the new young players are surpassing you so shut up and play your bass.

Please keep reading.

Second: I'll remind you again since you seem to have forgotten. During your visit to my camp, you went on a rant about there being NO good female bass players. (A totally ridiculous statement, I will add.) Ariane Capp, another successful bassist/educator, asked you about Carol Kaye. You responded with a horrible, degrading, and inappropriate comment about Carol Kaye's sexual preference and body parts, as well as what you would or wouldn't do with her. You said all of this in front of students, which included underage kids. (I think my mother was also present.) That was bad enough, but to make things worse, you never answered Ariane's question. You never mentioned Carol Kaye's bass playing, musicianship, or accomplishments.

Proud FA's Comment: Your shit talking about Carol Kaye tells me that you are a bigot and perhaps that bigotry goes beyond gender and sexual preference. I got news for you Jeff, the two most critically acclaimed string players today are Victor Wooten and Eric Gales. In fact, Joe Bonamassa easily acknowledges that Eric is the best guitar player living today and BTW you may want to check out Eric's bass player; he's in the same league as Victor. I seriously doubt whether Joe or Eric would hire a sterile player like you. You know what they say Jeff? Those who can do, those who can't teach, and those who can't teach...bitch about their students.

Please understand, it is not totally because of your ideas alone, but how you deliver them that is hurting you. Your misguided rhetoric coupled with your bullying tactics are the main reasons you are having trouble getting the work you desire. As much as you want people to accept you and your approach, and I know you do want that, become accepting of others and their approaches. That's what we should be teaching our students. Please accept these pieces of advice from me. Acceptance is healing!

Jeff, you are taking a "boxing" approach, and that is not a good way if you want to be accepted, respected, or hired. That brutality mentality is exactly why many musicians, educators, and institutions choose to keep our distance from you. (You can't box with us if we don't allow you in the ring.)

Proud FA's Comment: Jeff, it sounds like when you do box, you have blocked too many punches with your head.

Please continue reading.

Third: Once again, you are telling an inaccurate account of what happened at my camp years ago when you called a student (Denson Angulo) up to play. In your recent post (see below), you stated that "he was livid" when you pointed out that he couldn't play. That's absolutely not true, Jeff. THE TRUTH IS: at camp, you actually "praised" Denson for being able to accurately execute everything you asked him to do.

The first time you posted this lie, I sent you the recording of what actually happened just in case your memory was failing. (I would rather think that your memory is failing than think that you are purposefully lying.) I even posted it on your page to make sure that you got it. But as usual, you removed my post and chose not to correct yourself or apologize to Denson. I'm happy to resend or repost the recording if that will help you.

To remind you: Denson Angulo is an accomplished musician and educator in Utah. He plays and performs on both electric and acoustic basses. He is also a double bassist in the symphony. He's an accomplished martial artist and martial arts teacher who uses it to help others. He's not a bully. He's definitely an amazing father and human being! Denson has accomplished things you and I will never accomplish. You should be praising him on your page like you did at my camp, not falsely criticizing him like you routinely do to people who have achieved things you have not.
In closing:

Jeff, I understand why you are bitter, but there are better ways of dealing with it. Until you can figure that out, things will continue to get worse for you. You can change your location and try to make a new start, but you can't run from yourself. And I doubt you will find the counseling you truly need by posting your troubles on Facebook. Hopefully, Nashville will rub off on you, because your approach will have to change in order for you to make it here.

Proud FA's Comment: You had a good run Jeff and it is time for you has beens to move over and let the young masters like Victor and Cody Wright take over and carry the torch. 

Your shit talk about Carol Kaye is beyond the pale. Jealous much? Here are some other influential bass players to whom you cannot hold a candle when it comes to advancing the art of music.

Larry Johnston... In your dreams Jeff

Geddy Lee... His artistry is something you never had

Charles Mingus.... Always played the perfect notes

Cody Wright... Too good for words!

Jaco Pastorious... Not even close

Les Claypool... Never took himself to seriously and his playing rocks.

Flea... The don't call him Flea for nothing

Will Lee... Total package

John Entwistle... Feel, style, grace, taste

P-Nut... Not full of himself

Bobby Vega... Beautiful playing

Tina Weymouth... Her playing tells has-beens to go funk themselves.

I long to know the Jeff Berlin I grew up admiring, and I am not alone. There are many who would happily welcome that Jeff back into our circles. Trust me, when you stop alienating the community you so desire to be a part of, your world will be a much better place. Until then... well... I'll just continue being hopeful and patient.
With Love and Hope,
VLW
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Here's a comment from Jeff's Facebook page. 
Jeff wrote: "The same thing happened to me at Victor Wooten's bass camp, admittedly before I went into therapy. I angered people there, one guy in particular who told me that he could play. He couldn't, and I used musical examples for him to play to show him this. He was livid, but I wanted to show him and everyone else that day that what they believed about their ability to play wasn't necessarily true and that music itself instantly exposes our musical capabilities for what they really are. I made it possible for him and everyone else that day to see the truth which could have been the best musical day of their lives. But they rejected my views outright, even the fellow that couldn't play but didn't like that this was pointed out to him."

Proud FA's Comment: Jeff you can play the bass and if you were not so wrapped up in yourself you Could be in the same league as some of the greats but your musical ideas are clever but in many ways musical nonsequiturs as evidenced by B-3 where Stu Hamm and Billy Sheehan smoked you. That should be the least thing that should bother you. The fact that you are a liar is your major malfunction and why you never reached your potential.

https://soundcloud.com/cg-instrumental/malmsteen-on-bass
Since you think music is a competitive sport hot shot, cop this. 


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Write Protest Songs

Get off your lazy shallow asses GenXers and Millenials. If there was ever a time and a reason to write meaningful music living in Trumpistan is that reason.

The Face Of Treason - Demotivational Poster


Friday, January 27, 2017

Time to Beat The Shit Out of Presonus Some More

I beat the shit out of Acoustica when they first released Mixcraft 6 and as bad as it was is was still better than most to the DAWs out there. Acoustica got their shit together and 6.1 is very very good DAW and the Mixcraft tutorials are the best by far. Presonus are such false Christian cocksuckers that they force buyers to purchase very expensive tutorials for their shitty software and hardware.

Presonus must be run by Trump supporters because they ban people for telling the truth on their bullshit shill filled forum. Check out this thread on Gear Slutz

Presonus customer serves SUCKS!

Presonus customer service? - Home Recording forums


I this experience on another forum Presonus trolls attack the OP.

Presonus Audio Box SUCKS


Presonus FUCKS its associates. They must be Trump supporters.


MISCELLANEOUS PRESONUS FUCKERY


Amazon.com: BlueGuitar13's review of

https://www.amazon.com/review/R3D1SP0E86TNSV

1.0 out of 5 stars PreSonus Sucks, April 20, 2012. By. BlueGuitar13. I bought a 44VSL, I am sorry I did. I called around trying to find something to suite my needs:



Mixcraft 8 and Odd Instruments

I have not tested it yet but by all accounts, it's a very good DAW.  Please leave comments if you are a Mixcraft 8 user.

Thanks.

In other news:

I like unique musical instruments. I play with a guy who is a brass player. He plays trumpet and cornet. For the past year of so he's been playing a melodica at our gigs. I love it! For those of you who don't know what a melodica is....




This is a melodica.  Melodicas sound like something between an accordion and a harmonica. You can play chords and single notes on them. The are inexpensive. He found one on Amazon for $27 and while there are more expensive ones this one is the best IMO.  A lot of the more expensive ones have annoying key click and intonation issues.

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Banjo Tam inventor Frank Abrams playing the Banjo Tam at the 2016 Nashville NAMM
Check out the Banjo Tam <---------Click here.

I own a Banjo Tam. When I first heard about the Banjo Tam I thought it was gimmicky but when I played one I was pleasantly surprised. It sounded like a high-end banjo but what makes the Banjo Tam unique is that the head uses a tambourine and for some reason this makes it sound better than many high-end banjos. Once you get the hang of it you can use the percussive effects of the tambourine. This instrument is considered so innovative that it made the Museum of Modern Art catalog.

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Banjo-Tams come in open and closes back models.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Something Political: Trump's Lies

Trump Claim:

Trump Claim: Hillary Clinton Pledged To “Create Totally Open Borders For The United States.” According to NPR, “She’s pledged to grant mass amnesty and in her first 100 days, end virtually all immigration enforcement and [Depends on your definition of amnesty. From the Clinton website: ‘she will focus enforcement resources on detaining and deporting those individuals who pose a violent threat to public safety, and work to ensure refugees who seek asylum in the U.S. have a fair chance to tell their stories.’ —Tamara Keith] thus create totally open borders for the United States.” [NPR, 6/22/16]

Reality:

Associated Press Fact Check: “It’s Not True That Clinton’s Plan Would Create Open Borders.” According to the Associated Press, “THE FACTS: It’s not true that Clinton’s plan would create open borders. Her plan does call for a pathway to citizenship that would allow people currently in the country illegally to stay, but only after going through a series of steps to become a citizen. On enforcement, Clinton has called for focusing on ‘detaining and deporting those individuals who pose a violent threat to public safety,’ but not ending enforcement outright.” [Associated Press, 6/22/16]


Monday, September 12, 2016

Scammed By TuneCore?

TuneCore is hated by artists all over the US. Now let's expose those fuckers to the rest of the world. The world is full of crooked people who are often above the law at least here in the US.  These slime prey on the young naive.

Related: How TuneCore Screwed Founders Peter Wells and Jeff Price

Here are some comments from victims of Tune Core scams:

FROM SWATH MUSIC

50 Responses to “TuneCore Review: Don’t Use TuneCore”

  1. Update On TuneCore Troubles (after one of their founders responds to this blog) « SwathBlog Says:
    […] SwathBlog « TuneCore Review: Don’t Use TuneCore […]
  2. Social Media, Customer Service and Your Business Reputation « GrafiQa Creative Services Says:
    […] the service we used to upload the tunes to make them available online. Check out the details here and […]
  3. Entire Swath catalog (finally) now available on iTunes and other online stores « SwathBlog Says:
    […] was a lot more of a hassle than we thought to get these up (see Tunecore Trouble post 1 and post 2) but hopefully, having downloads available will be a lot easier for people who want to […]
  4. Urban Touchdown Says:
    There seems to be a lot of bad press surrounding Tunecore. I haven't released through them for about 2 years. It took nearly 10 weeks for my content to go live and their customer support was appalling.
    If you tweet them they will respond, or if you go on the forum. Basically, anywhere that is public and they will come back with “we are implementing this now, we are amazing etc”
    So that's $1000 profit from each customer. And that's looking after your customers?
    They are pretending to be helping unsigned artists but they are a massive corporation , with millions in corporate funding, and they are all about profits, they have no care for artists.
    Stay as clear of Tunecore! 
  5. They aren't amazing. They are too busy selling healthcare or trying to make a quick buck somewhere else.
    Last year they introduced video game distribution for $1000, and then it came out a few months later that they were uploading for FREE.
  6. Peter Wells Says:
    Urban, you’ve the right to your opinions (though I can assure you they’re wrong–we’re trying to help artists, with all our power). But you say this, and it’s wrong:
    “Last year they introduced video game distribution for $1000, and then it came out a few months later that they were uploading for FREE. So thats $1000 profit from each customer. And thats looking after your customers?”
    Our service required us to do all the stems and syncing, build all the files RockBand needs to accept content. It’s over 40 hours of intense high-tech labor, and the real cost can be up of 2500. What RockBand is accepting free is anyone who has those files ALREADY PREPARED. So yes, if you know how to prepare your music for RockBand and put it into their formats, all lined up, they’ll take it free. If someone gave us files like that, we wouldn’t charge them. What we charged for was very serious and difficult labor, and $999 is a bargain for it.
  7. Peter Wells Says:
    Actually, let me update a few facts of my own, just to be clear. Getting into RockBand isn’t free for anyone:
    To submit a song to rock band network you must
    1) have the authored song
    2) own an X-box
    3) subscribe to RockBand Network for $99 A YEAR
    With TuneCore, if your song is mastered, we charge a flat $75 and handle it all from there.
    So it’s a savings even if you prepare the files yourself.
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  9. Aaron B Says:
    So, what I need to know is, how long will it take to get my album on itunes? I uploaded it 4 days before the release date I specified..really hoping it releases it on that date.
  10. Peter Wells Says:
    24 hours, Aaron. If it’s not live within 24 hours, write me.
  11. Terrell Says:
    For some reason, I have not received any of the money from sales of my song from tunecore. I read that this happened to a few people and that they never received their money. That's why I only put up one song rather than a whole album. How do I close this tunecore account and remove my song?
  12. Peter Wells Says:
    When did you put up your song, Terrell? The stores do take time to pay out. This is true of any distributor. Write me?
    (P.S., if you want to close your account, I’ll do that for you too.)
  13. Terrell Says:
    11-1-2010
  14. Angus M. Says:
    My band and I are recording our album, Trespassers, on this Sunday. We’re then going to try and put it on iTunes, but I’m a bit confused.
    Peter’s points are good, but then many people say it’s not a good way. Is the whole thing really worth it?
  15. Social Media, Customer Service and Your Business Reputation | Vibrant Creative Says:
    […] the service we used to upload the tunes to make them available online. Check out the details here and […]
  16. DSTONERECORDSINC Says:
    TO ALL ARTIST IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH (ASCAP OR BMI ) YOU ARE NOT A REAL ARTIST A UNREGISTERD ARTIST OR LABEL WILL NOT GET PAID!!!!! DO YOU PAPER WORK OR SHUT UP!!!!! D.STONE..... PS, I'm full of shit!
  17. DSTONERECORDSINC Says:
    TO ALL ARTIST IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED WITH (ASCAP OR BMI ) YOU ARE NOT A REAL ARTIST A UNREGISTERD ARTIST OR LABEL WILL NOT GET PAID!!!!! DO YOUR PAPER WORK OR SHUT UP!!!!! D.STONE PS 
  18. Jan Says:
    I’ve been a member of SOCAN/ ASCAP they have been great for paying out the royalties on live performance and radio airplay. However, when it comes to the internet that’s a whole other ballgame.
    I’ve lost total control of 3 of my songs on the web.
    Do you know of a distributor on the web that are operating under
    SOCAN or ASCAP’S terms?
  19. IndustryHound Says:
    Many of us artists have received a renewal notice for our albums. Tunecore has suddenly and without warning raised the yearly renewal rate to $49.99, even though it has promised a $19.98 yearly fee when we signed up.
    This is a highly alarming event. I will be contacting the better business bureau within a week if I do not get a response from Tunecore. Please help spread the word, we need people to look into this.
    This was part of the email sent from Tunecore: “You must renew by the date above to keep your music live on the online stores you selected. If you do not renew, your release will be taken down from the online stores after the renewal date. You will lose all your reviews, comments, future sales and your TuneCore Media Player. ”
    -And we get 30 days to renew at the new rate of $49.99
    They lied to us! The only reason we all took Tunecore is because it was only $19.98 for yearly renewal! If your album is on Tunecore speak out. This is as unacceptable business practice. They know how difficult and time consuming it is to switch digital providers and they are using it to gouge us. Email them and tell them you will be contacting the better business bureau and the consumer protection agency unless they re-instate the yearly fee of $19.98 as they promised.
  20. Spiros Says:
    It’s been almost a week and my music is still not on i-tunes! Even though tunecore promise that music will become live within 24-72 hours. I’m worried now because I’ve paid them $49 for a service which is not being accomplished in time. They haven’t even responded to my emails. Tskk
  21. Peter Wells Says:
    As I just wrote you, could be an email problem. I’ve passed it on to support, you’ll hear from them in 24 hours.
  22. jayman Says:
    PETER WELLS. Do I need my song to be copyright or do I need a special something because I've heard how you guys scam people by paying them but then when their music sells alot a lot you tell them “oh we can't pay you because or song is not copyrighted.
    Or you don't have a license or register to BMI” please answer with full details cause I don't wanna get scammed other wise my last choice is cd baby
  23. Peter Wells Says:
    You’ve heard wrong. I know that article, and we wrote an entire response.
    If you’re not doing something illegal, you’re fine. Read that, and the guides we wrote.
    –Peter
  24. Liam Says:
    Can someone please help me and tell me how to delete my TuneCore account???
  25. Peter Wells Says:
    Just write support@tunecore.com and we’ll remove it for you, no questions asked, as always.
    –Peter
  26. the next lil wayne Says:
    Have any of you that had previously had tune core tell me if
    You made alot of money? Did you promoted? How much time? I have a good song
    But have heard of people only selling like 3 copies in 2 month. Can anybody
    Anybody tell me if you know how much someone with an alright song made?
  27. the revvernationns Says:
    For the above comment ..if your in tunescore expect nothing no money and a lot of bad customer service. If your in cd baby expect at least 30-100 if you have a good song with
    A video on sites now if your song is really good you can make thousands. Just be careful which distributor you put it in because that thousands of dollars and be made into nothin ZERO dollars
    Just an advised from someone who have taken albums through alot of distributor and has learned for the good.
  28. joel Says:
    I made 45 dollars through tunecore funny thing was that I had tons of views and tons people telling me they bought it yet according to them only 45 dollars i made and what a horrible customer service just like the guy who posted this blog.
    Sometimes they just ignore your email. 1 n a half years later i now have a different distributor who cares about their artist
  29. Peter Wells Says:
    We answer every single email, Joel. You should get a response within twenty four hours, from a real human being. If you don’t get a response within those 24 hours, you write me directly. If somehow I don’t respond, sent a tweet to @tunecoresupport. If THAT doesn’t work, leave a post on our forum: blog.tunecore.com
    We will find a way to help you, to help everyone. And every single sale, be it a stream or a download, will be reported. Every single one. Guaranteed.
  30. jasson Says:
    I made quite good money on tunescore, on my first song then my second song didnt do quite good in sells because the song was crappy im thinking of making third one.
  31. piano Says:
    Mr peter the owner of tunecore what happens if say i put a original song by me then someone else that knows me or whoever claims cause they feel one word or one little rediculous sounding beat sounds like theirs…wat happens? Do you
    Guys remove the song cause this person says is theirs? If you do remove it, who is responsible for the losses u guys tunecore for removing it or the other guys claiming or both? Their are alot of people trying to get money anyway now in days
    Even famous artist are getting sued by little artist trying to claim their work just to make money.
  32. Taylor K. Says:
    This is ridiculous, I just want to upload some good music and make money, but I see all these customer complaints. I can’t do this anymore guys. Why can’t there be a good company thats honest and really gives you what they say? This is very frustrating.
  33. bijoydatta Says:
    I wish it was that easy, Taylor K. Everyone’s out for a dollar – whether they earned it or deserve it or not.
  34. joyce carlson (@furgurl) Says:
    peter wells .. you only cover so long with your emails.. you are in this for a buck and it so obvious that u need sunglasses ,,, your site will fall in time ,, artists should not pay ,, thats why they use utube,,, good try but to may bad reviews and your answers sound like a drowning rat,,, I can tell you are not an artist ,,no talent ,,, because as an artist you wouldn’t put up with this lack of good business practices to artist ..
  35. joyce carlson (@furgurl) Says:
    now to check the others Ingroove , aol radio etc.. yo ho ho
  36. Nick Ketelsen Says:
    It’s very sad peter that your customers need to come to a blog that isn’t even written by your company to get answers from you. I will never give tunecore my business after reading threw this.
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  39. Wrapk Says:
    I’m trying to help novice musicians with a free software called wrapk. With wrapk you can sell your songs via Android Market directly and without intermediaries.
    Please, test wrapk and/or share it. Thanks!!!!
  40. Eddie Says:
    I would stay clear of Tunecore. I truly believe they are keeping a lot of the money that comes in for the artists as I have had steady sales for 3 years and then all of a sudden all sales stopped for almost 8 months.. I know for a fact that I have had many sales and streams over that 8 month period and received nothing from Tunecore.
    DO NOT USE THESE GUYS.
  41. Peter Wells Says:
    We don’t keep a penny, and have independent, 3rd party auditors come in and make sure of it.
    Have you reached out to us, Eddie? Have you asked Support to look into it?
    –Peter
  42. Adjutant Asafoetida Says:
    Yeah, that’s a big fat no for me after reading more about the service. Do your research first, and then make your own choice. To me, it’s pretty obvious that there is a problem here.
  43. Jean Says:
    Damn, in this World we can’t trust anybody. Sorry Tunecore… I will provide this page because people and Artists need to know all this stuff that is going on here…
  44. Gates of Oblivion Says:
    It's actually funny that they are SO quick to jump on this page when I never got a reply from support in TWO MONTHS.
    Haha, because this is public and people see how shady and dishonest they are , it's out in the open and that fat lazy crook Peter Wells jumps on here so fast he probably broke his seat.
    I think you have heard it enough times but once more
    DO NOT USE TUNECORE THEY WILL GET YOU TO SIGN UP THEN DOUBLE THE PRICES – DO NOT USE TUNECORE
    the only people getting rich here are tunecore, and they are doing it by pretending to care about artists hahahahahaha, thats the biggest joke there is!
    F*K Tunecore
  45. Tunecore review | Selcukdemetise Says:
    […] TuneCore Review: Don’t Use TuneCore « SwathBlogMar 5, 2009 … TuneCore Review: Don’t Use TuneCore. Along with the release of “Confluence” on CD in late January, we were really excited to also be … […]
  46. Sim Says:
    Peter wells probably breaks a lot of seats. Hes not the fittest.
    I never got a reply to any request and when I wanted something changed on my release they only advised me to PAY to take it down and then PAY AGAIN. And surprise surprise as soon as i asked them on twitter about it they jumped in to say they would help, and of course didnt.
  47. $50 a year? I call bullshit , their costs must be around $2 and that is for year one. What possible costs are there for year 2? Hosting 3 mp3s on a server costs $50?
    Peeps, if you wanna be naive and trust this company fine but you will just end up here like the rest of us.
    Si
  48. Simon Says:
    Tunecore is a Scam and are losing customers and money, believe me. I will be surprised if they are here in 6 months and what happens to our money, it's all gone.
    I have left tunecore. no more
  49. cordlesspizza Says:
    Can anyone recommend somewhere better? I’m with tune core now. I noticed a few purchases for one of my songs and then debits of the purchases, reversing the sale? I have no idea what it is and there is no one to call. I hate going through e-mail and anticipating a response that comes days or weeks later.
  50. Tunecore Sucks Says:
    I have personally had bad experiences with Tunecore. I am a cowriter/composer of some material and copyright owner (both © and (P) copyrights ). I released some of this stuff through Tunecore, sold a little under $200 bucks worth, then it was pulled by Tunecore because another one of the writers of the composition filed a complaint with Itunes. I responded with the appropriate documentation to both ITunes and Tunecore proving that I own the copyrights (filed with the U.S. Govt. ), showed them that I have my songs listed with my PRO, and followed the Tunecore rules by replying to them within the determined amount of time to appeal (defend) my right to MY own compositions.
    Tunecore’s response to this was to lock my money up. The deducted it from my account when I tried to process the check, but the check never came. I called, spoke to many people (both customer service and some much higher ups… I won’t call names), and they were happy to inform me that I’m not allowed to have the money raised through the sale of my OWN stuff even though Tunecore is a paid service and is a WORK FOR HIRE.
    For that, I say shame on you Tunecore.
  51. patypole Says:
    i’m with tunecore they’ve e-mailed me for some changement that’ll be held on the terms and conditions the point is using tracks for publicy or movie’s soundtrack for 20% o commission cut on my revenues again if i need to add more store that tunecore are launching i’ve to pay 1.98$ per store! how much to $….again?
  52. jayco Says:
    we are undecided between TC and recordJet but with a strong tendency towards rj. they respond quickly which doesn’t seem to work so well for tc. their price structure is rather appealing too.