April 10, 2012
by Chris Randall
As you know, I provide a public service occasionally where I point out situations where musicians are being taken advantage of. Haven't had to do this in a while (although TuneCore's "Get My Money" boondoggle has been tempting me) but this here is a doozy, and needs to be addressed.
The site is AlbumCredits.com, and here's the grift: it is owned and operated by AMG, the company that brings you the All Music Guide. What they've done is create a site that is a separate front end for AMG's database, where you can pay for the opportunity to correct it. The image above is a screenshot of what I'm met with when I click the "Claim This Profile" on my own page.
So, for a cool hundred bucks a year, I get the opportunity to fix AMG's database for them. This heaping pile of poorly collected, badly managed pig shit, that hasn't been worth fuck all since the Internet was knee-high to a short goat, will finally allow corrections, but only if you pay.
Seriously, this company can't go out of business fast enough. I would be sorely disappointed if any of you fell for this. (Look at it this way: I was always right about TAXI. I'm right about this. Just trust me.)