(May 03, 2013- Nashville, Tennessee) – The BBB located in Nashville, Tennessee is warning singers and songwriters of the disreputable practices of Jimi Lyn Whitelaw, owner/operator of Nashville Demo Studio.
Over the past several months, BBB has received numerous customer complaints that are of a serious nature from consumers who collectively paid over $27,000 to Nashville Demo Studio for singer/songwriter services. Specifically, customers paid for studio services that were to provide song demo recording, promotion and critique services; however, after receiving its clients’ payments, Ms. Whitelaw failed to honor contractual agreements. Complaints also allege the company failed to respond to phone call or email requests, refused to provide refunds for services not rendered, and has disappeared with its customer’s money and music.
One consumer stated, “They do not respond to emails or phone anymore. They have stolen my money and I received no service, and they do not get back to me.”
Another stated, “Songwriters such as myself, from many countries, rely on studios like these to have our work recorded by professionals.”
“Nashville, Tennessee is known as Music City USA, and BBB Middle Tennessee receives hundreds of inquiries every month from consumers looking to promote themselves as singer/song writers” said Kathleen Calligan, BBB President and CEO. “Unfortunately, scam artists have, for many years, taken advantage of this prestigious reputation by taking aspiring singer/songwriter’s hard-earned money and failing to render the promised service.
If you have had an unsatisfactory experience with Nashville Demo Studio or Jimi Lyn Whitelaw please contact Tim Sneed at BBB/Nashville: 615-250-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
BBB offers the following general advice to avoid becoming a victim of a music business scam:
Consumers can obtain additional advice by contacting the music industry trade associations listed below:
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