A music coordinator, named Kylie, at a station claiming “over 100,000 unique listeners each month” wrote to Annie Lennox on Facebook to say,
“I came across your music on line and really like what I heard! I find artists who I think have potential and get them in rotation on our station.
If you’d like, please send over the MP3 for your latest single. I’ll forward it to Glenn our program director here to see if he’s interested in putting it in rotation.”
FYI, Lennox, has had a gold and two double-platinum albums in the U.S. as a solo artist and three gold and three platinum albums, and one double-platinum album, as a member of Eurythmics. The four-time Grammy-winner and 15-time nominee said on Facebook,
“I think I’m in with a chance ??!!!”
Annie added to the post,
“Whilst it’s obviously a bit of fun sharing the email I received telling me I had ‘potential'” sadly up and coming musicians are sent these kinds of scams every day. My digital team receive hundreds of them every year.
I’d urge any new (or indeed established) artists to send that kind of email straight to your trash. Companies reaching out cold to help you, sending emails that are clearly formulaic with links asking for cash to upload your tracks are a very dodgy business indeed and not one I want to see anyone fall foul of”
What she said.
But DO keep at it Annie, you’ll make it someday –Kylie likes your stuff!!
(Images, Facebook; via L.A. Times)