I don’t write long rants like this too often but getting constant spam by them (and now from sweet cunts of Universal Music Group as well) ignited my need to write about this
So here’s a story about Got Grooves 24/7
So, last March this user called gotgrooves247 started following me on soundcloud.com and the first comment was made on my DJ mix saying “powerful but gentle. lots of great layers and strength”. And because that wasn’t obviously enough to market their service, they also commented on my other mix “i love it!”. At this moment I went to see the profile and saw that they are offering ghost production services for people who don’t know or don’t have time to make music. That got me annoyed so I blocked the user.
Well, that wasn’t enough because 3 weeks later they came back to my profile with a new user account GG001 and yet again commented my mix. This time with “Great track dude! Please check this out : http://soundcloud.com/gotgrooves004/sets/producing-and-selling-house/”
Due to the annoying fact that I still wanted to produce my own music instead of buying tracks from them and faking those to be mine, they had to keep going on by starting to spam my email as well! This is what I got
Hello,I’m Mark from GG247 (GotGrooves247) You might be interested in our services.
► WHAT WE ARE:
- We are a Professional Ghost Production Studio. We provide tracks/music and lyrics writing services.
► WHAT WE DO:
- We Compose/Write/Produce and SELL tracks/remixes/edits/music at Request/Demand/Solicitation/Inquiry.
- We produce tracks (house genres and more : house, techno, tech-house, deep-house) and lyrics (all genres/styles).
- We Provide Lyrics Writing for RNB, Commercial/CLUB, Pop, and all HOUSE genres/subgenres.
► PRICES are : from 200euro to 350euro / track/remix ( For lyrics – Prices start from 100euro to 350euro )
► Please take your time and read/listen all these to find out more info about us and what we do: – HOW IT WORKS! (FULL INFO!) http://goo.gl/uqJ3a - DEMOS HERE!http://goo.gl/MlwYO - Facebook http://goo.gl/U2mFi
► UNFORTUNATELY we don’t have demos all styles, Please JUST SEND US SOME REFERENCE TRACKS AND WE WILL PRODUCE YOUR SOUND/LYRICS, making some demos!
► For more INFORMATIONS, exact PRICES for specific tracks/lyrics (lowest in the industry), and talk, please use the addresses below to contact US:
E-mail for tracks/remixes : firstname.lastname@example.org
E-mail for lyrics writing : email@example.com
manager / producer @ GotGrooves247
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Skype : gotgrooves247
GG247 @ Facebook http://goo.gl/U2mFi
DEMOS : Youtube http://goo.gl/MlwYO
After this spam I decided to contact them and tell them my opinion about their service and sent them an email:
First of all, quit spamming. That is impolite.
Second of all, I have no respect in the business you do. What the fuck is the point of faking creativity. This is the kind of bullshit that is killing music business and ruining everything good and pure about it.
And don’t give me this “yeah but most of pop stars sing songs made by others”. Yeah, it’s true. But it’s pop. And at least they do something for the music themselves.
Third of all, if you are running business, shouldn’t you be proud and honest enough to send your spam letters signed with a full name? But I guess with this kind of bullshit, you are not willing to even identify yourself. Which is quite understandable.
But anyways, you’ve already been spamming my soundcloud account multiple times with your shit. And that wasn’t enough when I commented about your bullshit, instead you have so little respect to your “possible” customers that you don’t even mind that. You just spam every email address you can find.
I have no respect for the business you do and I don’t appreciate your way of handling your business. So the least you could do is to stop spamming me.
Of course you are welcome to answer this mail, but else than that; please stop it before you start it
I’ve contacted some spammers with rants like this before and never got an answer back, but usually I’ve at least been removed from their spamming list. Well, that wasn’t the case with notorious Got Grooves 24/7
Some things i had to say.
There are people that don’t have time, or the technology to produce… or even don’t know to produce… i help them.
Why in the hell people who don’t have time or don’t even know how to produce music want to produce music? Welcome to 21st century insta-fame bullshit!
Most of my clients are satisfied and only this matters to me… i provide only top quality at very low prices…
Most top dj’s did this kind of stuff way back… you know it i know it…
It’s business for everybody… but as long as we create strong relations with our clients , we can provide the right track :)
Don’t worry mate cause we are no ruining the beauty of the music industry… cause it is… yes, an industry !
We maintain it, and we give good tracks… maybe you don’t know but a lot of top 10 tracks and quality tracks are made by bedroom producers.
You hardly find top dj’s producers that even know to produce… that’s a joke… and you can keep believe that!
And because this is industry… none of the real good producers that make tracks 100 times better than what i do or what you hear in the top… they will never get big!
That’s nice attitude towards something that should be done with passion
This is all about connections… STRONG ones.
Like in every business, i don’t force you to buy my services… i find every month new clients… and old ones keep requesting…
Yep, and despite this “fact” they still keep spamming me by trying to get me contact them with LinkedIn, Twitter and whatnot.
But for me it’s not about money… i just want to help others to achieve there dreams… it’s a big difference…
So you say it’s industry and business and shit but you just want to help others to achieve their dreams. Yeah right :D
Stop hating… cause you’re very wrong.
If you are a good music producer and you doing it for passion, keep doing it… keep trying , keep failing… someday you may have some satisfaction.
And keep in mind that good producers make good music just to get big gigs… so big money… is hard to make music from passion!!!
…and now we’re back into the reality about money and business. I mean why in the hell would I do music for passion? There might be no pay! Oh my dear! That’s the exact reason I started to play piano when I was a kid: I wanted to make shitloads of money by producing electronic music. And that’s the reason I played guitar in bands which never even played publicly. And the reason why one of the best ways to spend time for me is still to sit in a studio making music. What a subtle motivator that money has always been!
People need to have fun… and be entertained. they don’t give a shit about passion, about the time invested in a track (sometimes hours , sometimes months or a year) … they get drunk and dancing on your “hardly worked piece of art”
Mate, if you are smart… you should see the music as a business/industry… if not, you may , and i not wish you… not to have money for your bills…
If i had a million dollar company i maybe had the right mood/time… and not be stressed… to start making music with passion for myself :)
Hope you get my point… i know i`m not wrong…
Again, hope you’re a rich mothafaker wich can make good music…
Yep, I got your point. Music should be made for other people to make money and if I do it for the passion I must be a rich mothafaker. That being a rich mothafaker has been hiding from my life as well as the money as a motivator. Damn, how I feel like I hardly know myself anymore.Oh, and yeah, I guess the other point was that you should use … in the end of every sentence you write
Sorry for the spam, this is only a one time message!
Even big companies spam you daily and you can’t do nothing
I`m a good person trying to offer my best services…
Speak soon mate…
manager / producer @ GotGrooves247
E-mail : email@example.com
Skype : gotgrooves247
DEMOS : Youtube
GG247 @ Facebook
I am not naive enough to think that this kind of shit doesn’t happen. I actually know several people who use other producers to make “their” tracks in order to gain fame. And I despise them all. You know who you are.
Being famous seems to be so big of a thing for people nowadays that there’s no ethics or being proud of what you are good at anymore. Should I hire a talented ice hockey player to play as me? We’ll just put my name on the back of his shirt and hide his face from the press. Only because I don’t know how to play hockey or don’t have time to practise it.
Maybe I will be playing in NHL one day then.
Oh, and thank you Universal Music Group for spamming me once a week by your crap. You big labels are doing all you can to educate how illegal downloading is wrong and punish people who do so, and yet you somehow find it ok to spam me once a week? Greetings from double standards.
And all you who put your effort and energy to make music, because it’s what you wanna do: never quit it! No one can ever take that pleasure away and that joy can’t be bought with money!