- Report: #175850
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Complaint Review: Mark S Berry, attack Records, attack Group Of Records
Mark S Berry, attack Records, attack Group Of Records401 Richmond St West ,suite 395 Nationwide U.S.A.
Music, mark S Berry, attack Recor, deeval Records, attack Group Of Records ripoff singer songwriter with awards wass ripped of by local music producer and his record company, mark s berry promised 5 star cd, state of the art recordings but delivered nothing, i paid him lots of money but he hardy showd up for recording sessions and after 10 months he said that he dosen't have the time to make my record, i trusted him before the contract was signed, he promised internatio Toronto canada
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APRIL 2004 I RECEIVED AN E MAIL FROM MUSIC PRODUCER AD THE CEO MARK S BERRY AT ATTACK RECORDS 401 richmond st west suite 395 ,from ontario canada
IN THE LETTER HE EXPRESSED INTREST TO SPEAK TO ME
ON THE PHONE I CALLED MARK'S OFFICE AND HE PICKED UP THE PHONE
THE FIRST THING I HEARD WAS OFIR? IS THAT YOU? OFIR
YOU'RE AMAZING!I TOLD HIM THAT I HAVE A DREAM AND I LIVE WITH A DREAM, WHICH I HAVE COMPLETE VISION FOR.
HE TOLD ME THAT HE IS EMPRESSED WITH MY PACKAGE
MY VOICE, LOOK AND THE BEAUTIFUL SONGS I WRITE, AND ASK HOW I WANT TO PERSUE MY TALENT, I TOLD HIM, I'D LIKE TO GET RECOGNITION FOR MY TALENT AND TAKE IT TO THE TOP,
HE TOLD ME ABOUT HIS RECORDS IN THE PAST AND HIS COMPANY ATTACK RECORDS AND HIS PASSION FOR MUSIC AND CREATION AND HIS FAMILY, HE TOLD ME AFTER REVIEW EVERYTHING AND MY REZUME THAT I HAVE IT ALL AND NEED TO MAKE GREAT MUSIC PRODUCTION FOR MY SONGS AND WITH MY TALENT AND HE CAN MAKE IT HAPPEN FOR ME, PRODUCE MY ALBOM 5 STAR CD, STATE OF THE ART recordings AND THAT HAS GREAT PLAN FOR ME HE SAID HE WILL E MAIL ME HIS PLAN AND I WILL RECEIVE INFORMAION ON THE E MAIL SHORTLY
ATTACHED DOCUMENT 1
AFTER I READ IT
WE WERE IN TOUCH ON E MAILS AND PHONE CALLS AND I TOLD HIM THAT I DON'T HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY TO PAY HIM FOR CD PRODUCTION HE ASKED FOR $50,000, I TOLD HIM THAT IT'S BEYOND MY POSSIBILITIES AND DON'T HAVE RICH PARENTS OR INVESTORS, ANYONE I ASKED POTENTIAL PROSPECTS
BUT THEY ALL SAID THAT IF ATTACK RECORDS BELIEVE IN ME THEY SHOULD INVEST IT, AT ONE POINT THOUGHT I HAD A POTENTIAL INVESTOR LOOKING IN TO IT BUT HE THOUGHT THAT THE ATTACK RECORDS ASKING FOR TOO MUCH, SO IT DIDN'T WORK OUT AND WHEN I CAME HERE I CAME HERE TO MEET WITH OTHER INVESTOR BUT HE CHANGED HIS MIND AND DIDN'T SHOW UP, MARK SHOWED ME HIS CLEINTS CDS THAT HE SAID HE DID AND OTHERS THAT I SAW IN THE STUDIO WORKING ON ALBUM
BUT, IF I COME UP WITH THE MONEY HE WILL DO IT FOR ME.
MARK S BERRY SAID THAT HE BELIEVE IN MY TALENT AND HE AGREED TO DO IT FOR $35,000 INCLUDE EVERYTHING BUT HE SAID THAT HE IF I PUT A CAP ON THE COMPLETE PROJECT IT S WORTH ABOUT$39.000 BUT HE TALKED TO PHIL TO GIVE US A BRAKE, SO ITS ONLY $35.000 .THE FIRST$17.500 HE WILL GET BE PARTLY BARTER WITH JIMI $10,000 WORTH OF WORK OF RENOVATIONS SO WE COVER THE STUDIO COAST WITHIN THE TOTAL FIRST 17,500 (JIMI'S HOUSE WHO OWN THE ZOLIS AUDIO STUDIO), BUT WE TRUSTED MARK ON IT AND HE DIDN'T WRITE IN THE CONTRACT BUT I HAVE PROOF OF THE JOB DONE AND THR LIST OF THE WORK,MARK TOLD US WHEN HE WILL FIND A RECORD DEAL FOR ME (AFTER SHOPING THE RECORD ONLY WHEN HE SHOPE IT ABOVE $ 100,000) HE WILL GET HIS 2ND $17,500. WHICH HE CALLS A BONUS? AND HIS BONUS WILL GET WHEN HE WILL GET ME A RECORD DEAL AND IT'S NOT GONNA TAKE LONG, HE SAID, HE SAID OK PAY WHAT YOU HAVE AND I WILL TAKE CARE OF EVERYTHING, WE TOLD HIM THAT ALL WE HAVE FROM HIS HOUSE THAT DUDU SOLD WITH HIS BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND HIS PART HE IS GIVING FOR MY CD, MARK KNEW IT, WE HAD $9,000, HE WILL SPLIT IT, AND THE REMAINING $9.500 WILL BARTER WITH JIMIS the STUDIO WORK,
WE PAID HIM $8,696 IN CASH, CHECKS AND CASH SPLITS AMONG MARK S BERRY HIMSELF $3000 CHECK CANEDIAN MONEY,
$, 2,500 AMERICAN DOLLARS (IT'S $3160 CANEDIAN MONEY) TO PHIL MANN IN THE USA (MARK SAID THAT HE IS DOING THE MUSIC FOR HIM) $2,500 CANADIAN MONEY FOR JIMI WHO OWNS THE STUDIO ZOLIS AUDIO 25 POLSON ST, 2ND FLOOR.
SUB TOTAL WAS PAID TO MARK S BERRY IS $8,696 CA IN MONIES AND DUDU DID A TOTAL RENOVATION IN JIMIS HOUSE MORE THEN WAS EXPECTED VALUE $10.000 ,HE GOT FOR HIS HOUSE $1,500 WORTH OF WORK FROM DUDU .
THAT WAS THE MONEY PART, ALL THIS TIME IN BETWEEN WE DELT WITH MARK CHASING HIM FROM THE STUDIO AND HIS OFFICE FOR SCHEDUAL TIME AND OTHER THINGS FOR THE RECORD, HE NEVER CONDACTED THIS MATTER AS A PROFESSIONAL IN ALL MY DEALINGS WITH HIM AND MAKING ARRANGEMENTS THIS ALBOM, HE HARDLY RETURN CALLS 1 OUT OF 9 HE CALLS BACK, HE IS NEVER ON, EVEN WHEN WE STARTED SESSIONS IN THE STUDIO. ON E- MAILS HE ONLY GIVES A LIST OF EXCUSES; WHY HE CAN'T *COME TO SASSIONS OR CANCEL THEM.
*NEVER GOT A CALL ABOUT IT OR
NEVER LOOK AT HIS LAST E MAIL AND HE DOSEN'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON SO HE WILL CALL ME BACK, AND ONE TIME
I HAVE TO WAITE OTHERWISE IT'S NOT GONA BE GOOD AND IF HE WILL RUSH PHIL IT'S GONA BE BAD RECORD HE IS SICK,HE IS AWAY,
HIS EX WIFE SICK,HE IS BUSY HE IS IN A MEETING AND CAN'T LEAVE HE HAS THINGS TO DO IN HIS OFFICE AND HE DIDN'T SPEAK TO PHIL JUST YET, IT HAS BEEN LIKE THAT SINCE DAY ONE EVEN HAS A LIST WHY THE MUSIC IS NOT READY ITS ABOUT THE SAME STUFF + THAT WE CAN'T PUSH PHIL BEACOUS HE IS DOING US A FAVOR AND HE USUALY GETS THOUSENDS OF DOLLARS PER SONG AFTER WE SIGN THE CONTRACT HE DISAPEARED FOR A WHILE WE DIDN'T HEARE FROM HIM OR JIMI FROM THE STUDIO I TRIED TO E MAIL MARK CALL HIM, LEAVE MESSAGES AT THE OFFICE, CALL HIS WORKERS IN HIS OFFICE ALWAYS DEFEREND PEOPLE .THE PRODUCER IS GONE WITH NO CONSIDERATION, OR E MAIL
THEN HE SAID CALL ME TOMORROW WILL TALK TO JIMI,
PHIL AND WILL PUT TOGETHER THE GAME PLAN, WILL DO THIS AND THAT AND 2 DAYS TURN TO 2 MONTHS ANF 2 TO 4 AND NOTHING, AFTER 4 MONTHS HE SAID THAT PHIL IS WORKING ON IT BUT JUST THEN HE ASKED ME FOR COPY OF MY DEMO FOR PHIL WHICH HE ALREADY HAS ONE HE GOT WHEN I GAVE HIM WHEN WE SIGN THE DEAL, THE PROJECT NEVER TOOK OFF IT STARTED LIKE ONE DAY IN THE STUDIO EVERY 2-3 WEEKS AND
THEN I HAD TO CHASE MARK FOR THE NEXT BOOKING THEN IT WAS CANCELED, THEN MARK SAID I HAVE TO WAIT FOR PHIL TO WORK ON THE MUSIC AND HE IS BOOKED THE STUDIO FOR OTHER PEOPLE FOR LIKE A MONTH SO THE NEXT BOOKING IS IN A MONTH NO DATE YET, THEN HE WROTE ME THAT I ONLY PAID HIM $3000 AND SO HE GOT ANGRY I TOLD HIM THAT HE DOESN'T TAKE MY CD SERIOUSLY MAY 31 AS WELL I WROTE HIM MAY 30 REGARDING FOLLOW UP ON SESSIONS NOT BEEN PRORERLY
ENGAGED PRIRE TO DISCUSSION MAY 25 I WROTE HIM
HE DIDN'T FOLLOW UP AGAIN HE NEVER RETURN A CALL.
BUT HE CANCELED THE SESSION LAST MINUT. THAT WAS ONE DAY PER WEEK THAT CANCELED,
SAMMER ALREADY, JUN; SEE E MAIL ATTACHED DOCUMENT 2. NOTHING GOING ON THIS MONTH NO RECORDINGS ANY WORK ON MY SONGS.
JULY COMES I REALIZE I'M JUST A SIDE PROJECT FOR MARK, HE GOT A CLIENT WITH BIG CASH AND THROUGH ME ASIDE AGAIN
SEE DOCUMENT E MAIL 3 HE CLAIMS I GAVE HIM $3000, WHICH IS NOT TRUE. AND SEE THE STUFF HE WRITE ABOUT HIS OTHER GIGS THAT HE HAS TO DO IN ORDER TO KEEP MY PROJECT ALIVE.
AUG 1 SEE DOCUMENT 4 I CONTACT MY FRIEND ELANA, SHE IS A DISPUTE RESOLUTION SETTLER SHE HAS BEEN FOLLOWING THE STORY DEVELOPMENT SINCE THR SAMMER TO EXAMING WHRE I'M STANDING WITH ATTACK RECORDS
I HAD ELANA CALLED MARK SO FAR I HAVE 7 SONG RECORDED NO NEW MUSIC FROM PHIL AND JUST PROMISES FROM MARK.WE MORE THEN HALF AWAY WITH JIMI'S HOUSE, JIMI TAKES THE TIME TO FIGURE OUT WHAT HE WANTS TO DO, DUDU ALREADY PAINTED MARK'S HOUSE ON THE OUTSIDE TRIM AND WINDOWS AND BACK HOUSE ALL TWICE, FIRST TIME HE DIDN'T LIKE THE COLOR SO DUDU PAINT ALL AROUND AGAIN, THEN MARK'S WIFE WANTED DUDU TO DO THE GARDEN AND THEN FIX HER BACKYARD AND LIFT FOR HER VERY HEAVY STONS REMOVE THEM AND STREIGT, LEVEL THE GROUND AND INSTALL THEM AGAIN
SEPTEMBER ARRIVED DOC5
MARK WAS AWAY FOR A WHILE
I SHOT THE OUTRAGEOUS VIDEO BUT I DON'T HAVE THE SONG READY
NO SIGN FROM MARK
OCT 19 DOC 6
MARK COMPLAIN AND LIE TO ELANA OUR LAWYER.
MARK PROMISED DEADLINE FOR CD PRODUCTION IS OCTOBER 31
OCT 23 I REMIND MARK ABOUT HIS DEADLINE OF OCT 31
OCT 26 I E MAILED BILL SKOLNIK THE PRESIDENT OF TORONTO MUSICIAN ASSOCIATION AND TOLD HIM ABOUT THIS RECORD LABEL ATTACK RECORDS, OCTOBER 30TH AGREED WITH ELANA ON NEW DEADLINE DECEMBER 18 WHICH HAPPENED TO BE MY BIRTHDAY.
SEE FULL AGREEMENT BET ELANA AND MARK OCT 30 DOC
MARK SAID HE IS MAKING A LIST BUT HE NEVER GAVE DUDU THE NEW LIST THAT HE WANTS MORE WORK
ELANA HAD ENOUGH OF MARK'S BULL
NOVEMBER DOC 7 ONE MORE SONG RECORDES AND 8 SONG TOTAL ARE READY FOR MIX, STILL THRE IS NO MUSIC AND OTHER STUFF
MARK Didn'T RESPOND TO my lawyer(she already gave up and left the case ) AND DON'T COME TO SESSIONS
SO FAR WE PAID CASH$ 8,696
MARK'S HOUSE repairs and garden $1,500
JIMI'S HOUSE renovations $10,300
SUB TOTAL OVER $17,500 AND MORE
THEY ALL PAID FOR THE FIRST $17,000
as now mark is sending threars emails to me ,that he will distroy my career and deport me and my fionce, contact everybody..not to give me record deal and that beacose i told someone about my expeirience with mark and he was just about to come to toronto to record with mark and give him $25,000,the expiration on this contract is febuary 24 /2006 about a week and a half from now,mark has my money and all the hard work was given to him before he has done anything ,there is no career yet ,one year wasted on this fraud false production now and i dont have money to pay another producer to do my record right now i building my band and searching for whats nexyt for me,i'm gonna fight to get my record somehow on my own
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