Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Scam or Possible Opportunity

This is a copy of the text I recieved in an email the other day and was wondering if anyone else recieved one. Does anyone know how legit this may or may not be? It sounds like some potentially cool/free exposure, but I just get one of those gut feelings. Although, I replied to his email and told him I wasn't interested at the moment and he was courteous enough to reply back and give me an additional link if I changed my mind in the future.

6 comments:

fourstones said...

There is a ccMixter person that emailed a couple of us with that one (I turned it down as well because of time issues) so I think the *intention* of the sender is cool, but I have no idea about the actual event.

There's been another email that pure spam that somehow leaked through to a bunch of us from "Teankum a member of Virion" -- This one is COMPLETE BULLSHIT from an advertising/marketing firm, stay way far away from this one.

PatChilla said...

Yeah, I'll watch out for the Virion stuff. As for the sender's "intention", that's the main reason I'm suspicious because I can understand someone saying come on board I dig your work, but to say submit as many uncopyrighted works as possible and you might make it on to a mixtape.....now that I've actually transcribed my thoughts I know I'm not fucking with it!!!!

Marco Raaphorst said...

Would be cool if they would offer this under a CC lisence, but they don't. They should change the license and then we are interested. But I guess they won't do that because it will be commercial use I guess. They probably use the mixtape as a free give-away for drawing attention to their other products. Not that this is bad, but they should have thought about a better solution.

gurdonark said...

The funny thing is that a CC attribution license would help not only users but also the commercial entity, because viral expansion of the resulting mixtape would be free advertising for the business use.

I think that the ccmixter fellow who mentioned the mixtape was just being helpful, although I did not research the mixtape deal enough to know when he sent me that, but just forgot it in the rush of work.

Judaculla said...

virion is not a marketing firm. it is an ameteur band made up of 2 guys from bakersfield, ca. they were doing a remix contest for fun, trying to get as many people to remix it as possible.

btw they think it is very funny that you are all making such a big deal out of this :)

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