More Scammers: Go Large Records Scam ***UPDATE***

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The Velvet Rope forums has some interesting news about another music industry scam. From the VR forums:


The GoLarge Records thread in
the Babysitters forum has had almost 10,000 views in 9 months. It would
seem that many are searching GL for info. More info has been brought to
my attention about them recently…




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I discovered an artist I work with got “taken” for $1,400 by “Cali” and “Alonce”.



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Cali’s
name is Jennifer, and Alonce is really Michael (The artist didn’t know
last names). That’s how they referred to each other in private. If some
of their posts for ca2ny are accurate, then their names, or other
aliases are Jennifer Holderman, and Michael Singleton.


Interestingly though, the web domains for godlargerecords.com (up) and aloncemusicagency.com (not up) are registered to Alan and Sandra Prior, in Ca (po box), and PA (address) respectively.



The
artist stated it’s just the two of them, though they post with other
names. They ran this based in Ca, Fl, NJ, PA etc. They’d move when it
got ‘hot’.



I went e-fishing, and got tons of press releases by Michael and Jennifer, under their ‘names’ and other pseudonyms (Derek Jiles, Jacquie Thomas, Anthony Rialto etc)and am in the process of following up on all the claims made, and referenced events.




Apparently
there is a list of bands ripped off by these people. I also believe, in
my opinion, that “Music Scams” are not the only scams these people are
involved with.


If you have any info or dealings with this
company/Recognize any of the alias names above please post your story
here. If you are a “lurker” or someone who wishes not to post on this
thread please send any info you have to:

golargescam@hotmail.com


There will be more on this as it developes.”


***UPDATE***
This all appears to be a personal war. I would not take either sides word in this case and walk with caution around either name, but be aware that both parties may be innocent of anything or totally guilty. Like many things on the net, this is confusing and appears to have gotten way too personal.

Jesse Cannon is the editor of Musformation. He produces records at his studio Cannon Found Soundation. Follow him on Twitter at @JesseCannonMusF. For more info please visit his website.

  • Mean inthe Bean

    One of the two people involved in the scam, the one who goes by Alonce, Michael, and other ailiases, has been positively identified.
    Check the full thread on velvetrope.com for the full details. Much respect to musformation.com for helping us expose this fraud.

  • One Artist

    HEY MEAN IN THE BEAN…VERY NICE EXEPT YOU ARE NOT POSTING ANY FACTUAL INFO….I THINK I SAW A THREAD ABOUT YOU AND CLUMSY NINJA PRODUTIONS GETTING SUED….BY GO LARGE RECORDS SINCE YOU STOLE THEIR CLIENT ZEEK MARTIN OF THE ZEEK MARTIN PROJECT…. NICE ROBERT BISHOP. A DISGRUNTLED EMPLOYEE WITH NO FACTUAL INFO…KEEP POSTING.

  • Julie

    Julie of Velvet Rope, moderator for the VR forum has removed the posts from the forum and locked out the original poster, for posting false information.