If you recently received a DM message from a record label A&R person asking you to submit your tracks for sync licensing via MCMA.com, you guessed it, scam.
This is the message I received on Twitter:
Thx #FF! If you’re interested in sending me your music or beats for placement consideration please send it through MCMA .com
It came from this account:
So, I checked into it. Signed up on the little free account thing. It looked harmless. I even uploaded a song. (Yeah, I know…stupid. But, the song is available all over the internet so I figured I wasn’t risking a whole lot…hopefully).
For a scam, they didn’t really make it easy. I mean, the site was a b*tch to use. Very tempermental. Alarm bells started going off when I couldn’t get a consistent response from links on the pages. Then, hunting for what it was really going to cost me made me realize I’d almost been had. First the site said, “free trial”, then it said “8/ per month paid annually” then, it said “29.99/month” so you could contact the person who supposedly contacted you. What?
I shudder to think, had they made it easier, they would already have my money.
So, back to that.
A simple search on Twitter brought me to the real Teresa Whites:
Who, by the way, had been graciously tweeting to followers about the scam. No telling how many A&R reps they are misrepresenting. And, who knows how long it will be before this site gets shut down. Please, do a good deed and RT this blog or just let other musicians know not to fall for it.
And, follow Teresa Whites. She’s good people. 🙂
“Making stupid mistakes so you don’t have to”