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  • Report:  #2124

The company goes by the name of M.M.T. Music Group/and Songbird Promotions. The so called executive vice president is a guy by the name of Bruce Goodwin. They placed an ad in the paper say that there will be a talent show April 2, 2000 and that you can win a record deal or recording session.

The company had me sell tickets to everyone I know to come to this talent search and they didn't check for tickets at the entrance. The group that I entered in this contest for $100 dollars performed two songs because I also raised $420 extra dollars.

After the performance we waited around to take to Mr. Goodwin and he just told us that we will get back to you and walked away. First they show up late for the event and then nobody wins, nobody gets signed by the company, and nobody gets a card or phone number to the record company. That's when I figured we got stuck. For a total of $520 dollars.

Help me get some justice! The phone number to M.M.T. Music Group is (850)482-3004, the company is based out of North Florida. The place of the Talent show was the Four points Hotel in Texarkana, Tx; Number (903)792-3222. They my be able to help you find these crooks. Thank You. Robert



10 Updates & Rebuttals

Tom

Fort Wayne,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
An Answer to CONTRACTS

#2Consumer Comment

Tue, February 08, 2005

No you are not obligated to Bruce Goodwin because you signed a contract with him. 1. A juvenile cannot enter in to an agreement with any Record Label. Goodwin and Butler know this, your contract was null and void even before the ink dried. A parent or legal guardian has to provide the signature. 2. When he did not live up to the contract, it was a "Breach Of Contract", you can sue him. I would sue him on the pretense , ignorance is no excuse for the law, I have met this man he's just another EX- Nashville "producer". But anyone can be their own producer, even though I advise heavily against it. Get in touch with the RIAA and finsd a REAL producer. Now if you sell CD's you will have to pay royalties of around $90.00 per thousand CD's pressed to the author/songwriter


Tom

Fort Wayne,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
OOOOH The Truht Comes Out

#3Consumer Comment

Mon, February 07, 2005

Ask them why they had their website taken down with over 100 complaints against them. I am sure they can have a logical explanation for that as well as being forced to shut down in Nashville a few years back as well as Larry Butler who also resides in Florida right now, and as well as well known record promoter Jennifer Fox (Powell), it's all BS


Tom

Fort Wayne,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
OOOOH The Truht Comes Out

#4Consumer Comment

Mon, February 07, 2005

Ask them why they had their website taken down with over 100 complaints against them. I am sure they can have a logical explanation for that as well as being forced to shut down in Nashville a few years back as well as Larry Butler who also resides in Florida right now, and as well as well known record promoter Jennifer Fox (Powell), it's all BS


Tom

Fort Wayne,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
OOOOH The Truht Comes Out

#5Consumer Comment

Mon, February 07, 2005

Ask them why they had their website taken down with over 100 complaints against them. I am sure they can have a logical explanation for that as well as being forced to shut down in Nashville a few years back as well as Larry Butler who also resides in Florida right now, and as well as well known record promoter Jennifer Fox (Powell), it's all BS


Tom

Fort Wayne,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
OOOOH The Truht Comes Out

#6Consumer Comment

Mon, February 07, 2005

Ask them why they had their website taken down with over 100 complaints against them. I am sure they can have a logical explanation for that as well as being forced to shut down in Nashville a few years back as well as Larry Butler who also resides in Florida right now, and as well as well known record promoter Jennifer Fox (Powell), it's all BS


Andrea

Hawk Point,
Missouri,
U.S.A.
Looking for answers, also paid out $1500 for me to record in Nashville

#7Consumer Comment

Thu, May 13, 2004

My parents also paid out $1500 for me to record in Nashville, recieve 50 tapes and 25 CD's. I got the 50 tapes but I never got the 25 CD's. It's been a very long time now since 97/98 so I'm not waiting to recieve them any day now. I just wondered if I was to make a new cd or preform for money is Bruce Goodwin entitled to any of it. I just wondered if I would still be considered under contract with him. When I got my record deal I was 14, I recorded in Nashville when I was 16. So since I was a minor at the time would it really have been a ligit contract? Does anyone have a clue??? Please post some info below to help myself and other victims..


Kimberly

Portage,
Indiana,
U.S.A.
Been there, done that

#8Consumer Suggestion

Fri, August 15, 2003

Hello. I can speak from experience on this one! I "won" one of Mr.Goodwins talent contests in Merrillville, IN many years ago. I sold the tickets and had my friends and family there to cheer me on. Ever heard of the saying..."if it's too good to be true, then it probably is." That sums it up in a nutshell! After "winning" the contest, my parents had to pay out over $1500.00 to even be taken seriously! Then months and months and months later, I was promised a lot of things that have never happened. I was promised 50 tapes and 25 CD's when "my" albumn was completed. My mother and I traveled to Nashville, at her expense, to "record" my albumn in a run-down old school building with boards on the windows and doors. I did actually sing and recorded what I had practiced. It took over 2 years to get 25 tapes that were not professional looking and had many spelling errors in the acknowledgements. It was an experience and I learned a very expensive a valuable lesson.


Pamela

Birmingham,
Alabama,
U.S.A.
not a rip off but a misunderstanding

#9UPDATE Employee

Sat, May 31, 2003

I am presently working with MMT music group and Bruce Goodwin personally. It is a good company that works with individuals or groups to help promote their talent and get them started. They are invited to go to various talent shows or showcases. The people that they are interested in do get a letter or a card or a call. I went through a showcase and that is how they found me. They are a good company so those that have been unfortunate enough to be cheated by others I am truely sorry, but those that are researching this company to work with I do urge you to work with them.


clark

fayettville,
Arkansas,
its not a rip off

#10Consumer Comment

Sat, June 29, 2002

my band got an offer from mmt music through song bird promotions they must not have like roberts band. they gave us a card and number to call. since then we have sent demos,and now are on our way. its not a rip off although some people may feel that it is. thank you. look for "KONTAGIOUS" coming soon!!!!!!


Rob

Panama City,
Florida,
MMT Music and Songbird are 2 seperate companies

#11UPDATE Employee

Mon, March 11, 2002

Please note, MMT Music Group is not affiliated with Songbird Promotions. We are a totally seperate company. Songbird has invited us out to several of their showcases and we do like to see the new talent that is out there. However, we do not schedule, arrange, plan, book or administrate any of the showcases. We are only there by invitation. This can be easily confimed by visiting our web site at www.MMTMusic.com. Bruce Goodwin is the executive vice president of MMT Music Group only. Songbird is a company out of western Tennessee, not Florida. It is also our understanding that Songbird Showcases are just that, showcases for up and coming acts. Not contests. We are truly sorry for any miss-understanding. Our reputation is impecable and we have worked with several artist over the years who have had much success. Many we have discovered from Songbird showcases.

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