- Report: #574845
Report - Rebuttal - Arbitrate
Complaint Review: Kevin Rivers, CEO of Watunes
Kevin Rivers, CEO of Watunes1824 10th St Internet United States of America
Kevin Rivers, CEO - Watunes Watunes.com - Xeinge.com - MusicExpand.com Kevin Rivers of Watunes WILL rob you! Do NOT join Watunes or any of it's affiliates! Internet
*Consumer Comment: Makell Bird of ADE Distribution Lies! This Report Is False!
*Consumer Comment: I'm an artist that has used WaTunes, with great dis-satisfaction.
*Author of original report: Watunes scam fake CEO Kevin Rivers stealing royalties
*Consumer Comment: This Report is False!
*Consumer Comment: This Is Definitely Not True!
Kevin Rivers uses a program called MyPRGenie to post several press releases to sucker people into signing up with his company Watunes. He claims to offer FREE distribution of your music into stores like itunes, amazon, e-music, etc.. Now, although he DOES have the ability to place your music into some of these stores (not all as he claims), what happens next is the NASTY part!
Assuming you have made sales of your music on these digital retail outlets, Kevin Rivers has created his own accounting software, instead of using professional spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, which purposely miscalculates your royalties, leaving himself with a HUGE chunk of change at your expense! He will then send you his doctored monthly accounting report stating you made a certain amount of sales when, in reality, you probably made ALOT more!
I am speaking on this from personal experience as I, and about 1,000 other "clients" of his, have been ripped off so far. PLEASE don't be his next victim! The level Kevin Rivers will stoop to to rip you off is ridiculous!
Xeinge, Watunes, Venzo Digital, and Music Expand are not REAL companies. The checks he issues even list Xeinge as a DBA, not a private corporation as he is claiming to be a CEO of. Kevin Rivers is NOT a CEO. He is a young man in his early 20's whom still lives with his father! He does not have a real office. His office is his bedroom in his father's house. He uses the internet to set up these systems to bait-and-switch customers so that he can steal a portion of their royalties from itunes. He has changed his business model several times as to purposely keep his customers confused.
The sickening part is he has his friends and family working with him on this. He claims they are his business partners. My attorney has learned otherwise. Known associates include:
Kyle Rivers (Kevin River's younger brother whom Kevin sometimes claims is the President or VP of Watunes)
Tony Paul aka Tony Pytleski (Kevin Rivers friend, whom Kevin claims works for him and is VP too)
Keith Rivers (Kevin Rivers' father and head of household)
Marlene Rivers (Kevin River's mother whom currently resides in GA)
In the event you are looking to pursue Kevin Rivers in court, here is his contact info
1824 10th St
Port Huron, MI 48060
Kevin Rivers has used the following phone numbers:
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/25/2010 10:51 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Kevin-Rivers-CEO-of-Watunes/internet/Kevin-Rivers-CEO-Watunes-Watunescom-Xeingecom-MusicExpandcom-Kevin-Rivers-of-W-574845. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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