ED Magedson – Founder
SMG Global NetworkP.O. Box 371141 Las Vegas, Nevada 89137 Nationwide USA
SMG Global Network, Universal Digital Music Group Distribution, Paul Birdsong, Rod. B Gutta, Daryl Tinsley, Wayne "Nation" Roper, Cynthia Friedman, Najee Raham "paid" A&R, Talent Scout, SMG/Universal Digital Music Group, firstname.lastname@example.org 313-243-4924 United States Nationwide
SMG Global Network is an elaborate "ponzi/pyramid" scheme. They recruit victims with the phrase "want to be paid as a Talent Scout or A&R rep?"
The "pyramid/ponzi" scheme is as follows, To be an A&R Rep or Talent Scout you have to purchase an ID# via PayPal (contacted PayPal they do not care that their service is being used for a scam) in order to be paid a commission. A&R reps sign Talent Scouts who in turn book Show Cases and they both sign New Artists. SMG Global Network pays for each Talent Scout the A&R reps signs, covers cost of "show cases" the Talent Scouts book to recruit Artists and pays both for each new artist that signs. Yes this is to good to be true. So most in the music business do research to make sure this is not a rip off. The beauty of this "scheme" it has bold face lies and a fake company; "distributed by Universal Digital Music Group Distribution or Universal Music Distribution Group", (Universal Music Group Distribution Is The Real Company no affiliation). This fictitious company even has a bogus CEO Paul (Birdsong http://www.linkedin.com/pub/paul-birdsongs/62/4a3/472) and "unverified" press releases:
Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 11/26/2012 -- It was announced today by Paul Birdsongs, Chairman, Universal Digital Music Group Distribution. “Whenever you have the opportunity to distribute a Major Independent such as SMG Global Network, you take it,” commented Mr. Birdsongs. “We are thrilled to have this label as part of Universal Digital Music Group Distribution.”
"We are excited about the talent we have to offer already on our roster and I cannot wait to introduce the world to my new discoveries," said Nation Roper, Vice President of Operations SMG Global Network.
"I am thrilled with the potential of this opportunity that combines the amazing creative talents of SMG Global Network, along with the vision of Paul Birdsongs Chairman of Universal Digital Music Group Distribution and we are already underway with several artists in development, and look forward to sharing their work with music fans everywhere." said Nation Roper, Vice President of Operations SMG Global Network.
About Universal Digital Music Group Distribution
Universal Digital Music Group Distribution embarked on a new tradition of musical achievement with the opening of its digital department on January 1, 2012. Headed by Chairman Paul Birdsongs, Universal Digital Music Group Distribution is a major force in global music, developing chart-topping artists across a wide range of musical genres including rock, rap, pop and alternative.
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