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MojoHeadz Records. Are they scammers or just spammers?


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I uploaded a work-in-progress earlier today, clearly labelled as an unfinished track. When I checked an hour later there was a comment from someone just calling themselves A&R Music which said:

Is it available for our music label??We like that,beautiful music!!!Send your work our team if You would sign it for our dance label company..

The same profile had put similar comments to lots of other tracks at the same time:
https://soundcloud.com/user-134141068/comments

The A&R Music profile has a link to this profile:
https://soundcloud.com/mojoheadz plus various social media and beatport accounts for them.

Looking at the reposters of one of their uploads shows a lot of other profiles also posing as A&R for this same label:
https://soundcloud.com/mojoheadz/nuclear-maniac-sex-drugs-and-rock-and-roll/reposts

The label only seems to release tracks from three different artists. Does anyone know about them? Are they just spamming to promote themselves or is it one of those scams where they ask for money to release your tracks?
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Best answer by Todd Johns 23 April 2019, 12:25

MojoHeadz records is the best place to start.

https://community.soundcloud.com/trust-safety-229932/i-love-mojoheadz-records-7429926


ENDEGO is the owner of Mojoheadz Records.
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Something is not right here. I looked at their website. There's an address in Los Angeles but the terms and conditions on the website keep mentioning Dutch law. The artists all appear to be Russian.
They're are advertising mastering at their studio for ..........$10.000 with a special offer of $4,999.
???????
Ok. I've just looked further into their website. They give an office address which is in the Universal City Plaza in Hollywood. This is actually the address of Fontana Distribution.
https://www.discogs.com/label/193776-Fontana-Distribution
They give a different address in LA for the studio. This used to be the location of a studio space for video and photo shoots called Mojo Studio Space but they've been closed for two years and the owner who I emailed had no knowledge of what might be there now but thought it very weird if someone was still using the name Mojo at the same address. This is a grab of the Google Street View of the studio location taken a year ago. It doesn't look like a place to get your track mastered for $10,000.

Finally, this is their studio spec list:
STUDIO
24′ x 22′ x 12′
ISO BOOTH
11′ x 14′ x 12′
CONSOLE
72 input SSL 9080J winged with Surround 959 Module
MONITORS
Custom Augspurger cabinets with Tad components including center speaker. Various near field monitors including Tannoy, Yamaha and Auratone are available.
MICROPHONES
Record Plant has one of the industry’s largest microphone collections, including standard, rare, and vintage tube mics.

Which is exactly the same as the spec list of this Russian studio: http://ivolga-studio.ru/equipments/
Hi to all!
I've been contacted, too.
They wanted me to sign 2 different contracts (exclusive licensee agreement and publishing agreement) which seem to be legit, but there are a lot of strange things in this, so I decided to don't sing it.
Strange addresses, strange "a&r" profiles on soundcloud, strange requests, names not present in the net, even in Linkedin pages, so I think this is a new form of scam.. anyway, stay away!
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The Russian studio site has just cut-and-pasted text from the website of Record Plant in LA.
http://recordplant.com/ ?????
...and here is a picture of the Live Wire records in Florida:
https://www.yelp.com/biz_photos/live-wire-records-pompano-beach-2?select=G1WALU8At5fazX1LBqNLCQ

...used here from them:
https://www.facebook.com/notes/mojoheadz-records/mojoheadz-records/353882368800376/
I've been contacted as well, for two different tracks. Before sending the contract they want to master my track for 50$ before splitting profits.

Looks like a scam for sure!
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Even the music they've released is a bit dubious. EDM versions of Christmas music !!!!!! I guess there's no copyright in "Jingle Bells".
They sent me too the email its scam for sure.
Same here. They asked me to pay 45 dollar for the release (master en release) and then they would send me a contract / agreement.

I said it was strange to pay first and then contract so they asked me for personal details like passport, where I live, for the agreement.

It is very strange all ...
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One of their fake A&R bot accounts, Machel, has made 429 comments in 21 days.
https://soundcloud.com/user-579098755/comments


His picture is stolen from the website of an engineer called Jonathan Espinosa.
http://jonathanespinosa.com/gallery/gallery-2/

Here's another just caller A&R. 356 comments all asking if a track is singned .


Photo is a stolen picture of an engineer called Jaycen Joshua.
https://www.soundonsound.com/people/secrets-mix-engineers-jaycen-joshua
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Finally, this is their studio spec list:STUDIO
24′ x 22′ x 12′ISO BOOTH11′ x 14′ x 12′CONSOLE72 input SSL 9080J winged with Surround 959 ModuleMONITORSCustom Augspurger cabinets with Tad components including center speaker. Various near field monitors including Tannoy, Yamaha and Auratone are available.MICROPHONES
Record Plant has one of the industry’s largest microphone collections, including standard, rare, and vintage tube mics.

Which is exactly the same as the spec list of this Russian studio: http://ivolga-studio.ru/equipments/


Ha ha ha! They are saying this is the equipment in their mastering room. Why would you need a 72 input desk and microphones for mastering?
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This is what I think they are doing. They are mastering tracks, probably using plug-ins or even an online service which would cost just a few dollars per track. However, they are asking for the kind of fee I'd expect for analog hardware mastering. It is not costing them anything to then release the track and get it onto streaming sites and download stores, so if the tracks just sit there unplayed it's no loss to them, and if they are played there'll be that tiny percentage of a cent coming in.
They seem to approach everyone loading a track tagged house, techno, EDM etc. hoping there'll be enough inexperienced people who don't know that it is not the standard practice to charge artists to master and release their tracks.





What think about it?
This is an editorial playlist SPOTIFY, it does not look like a scam.

Good idea for promo we discuss them))
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Hi guys!

Many peoples contacted me.

The label is real. This is an international company, they have many partners and offices. Perhaps old addresses, pictures, i'dont no.

Spam maybe, Scam no. Now they are actively looking for talents.
https://mojoheadz.com/aboutus.htm

I work with this label MOJOHEADZ and SPINNIN' and ARMADA.

Dont't panic =)

https://www.beatport.com/artist/endego/558605

PS My first release on Mojoheadz and second on SPINNIN', I love this label!

https://spinninrecords.com/news/2017/08/21/endego-delivers-track-of-the-week

"Endego with 'Shuffle Dance'"

"This smasher is officially released today on all portals and it is already receiving a massive support from Martin Garrix, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, R3hab, Blasterjaxx, Swanky Tunes, Tom Swoon, Bassjackers, Firebeatz, Tommy Trash, Bingo Players and many more..."

https://www.1001tracklists.com/track/2q0qhub5/endego-shuffle-dance/index.html
Hello,
@ENDEGO
many people contacted you,
but you've contacted me.

if you or somebody else could clarify some of these following points, it think is the moment, please. it's not for us, but for the public image of Mojoheadz Records.

Ok, this isn't scamming, we probably already know this, but is possible to be ciarlatans without being scammers.
I think that we are talking about people who is better they immediately change job.
they're killing music in this way.

I PERSONALLY LOVE WHAT INDIE LABELS DO, BUT THIS IS NOT BEING "INDIPENDENT":
THIS IS A POOR COMMERCIAL USE OF MUSIC.

this is what I've seen:
  • FAKE "A&R" PROFILES ON SOUNDCLOUD
  • HOUNDREDS OF IDENTICAL COMMENTS (PROBABLY USING BOTS, I DON'T KNOW..)PLACED FROM PROFILES THEN DELETED, AND ALSO COMMENTS ARE DELETED
  • FAKE NAMES, FAKE EMAILS CONTACTING ARTISTS (TEAM, OFFICE, EXC..WTF)
I don't go in details, but I've received emails from fake people,is an evidence,
it's IMPOSSIBLE to think about a sound engineer without an online an social professional profile.
  • FAKE ADDRESSES (THERE'S FONTANA DISTRIBUTION, WHICH IS PART OF
INGROOVE GROUP, AND MOJOHEADZ ISN'T IN THAT GROUP, AND JUST NOW WHILE I'M
WRITING, THE ADDRESSES SEEMS TO BE VANISHED FROM THE SITE!!)
  • NO TELEPHONE NUMBERS ON THE WEBPAGE
  • STOLEN PICTURES OF OTHER MIXERS, STUDIOS AND PROFESSIONAL REAL FIGURES (A MODEL, TOO!) (I'VE SPOKEN WITH ONE OF THEM! THEY ARE IN MOSKOW, AND HAVE
NOTHING TO DO WITH MOJOHEADZ)
  • EQUIPMENT'S LISTS COPIED FROM OTHER SITES
AND ALSO:
- 1 WEEK OF TIME TO OBTAIN SPECIAL PRICE FOR A "MASTERING", DONE ONLY IF YOU SING A CONTRACT

these are facts.
IF THE LABEL IS SERIOUS, SO JUST LET'S DO SERIOUS THINGS!
REAL PHOTOS, REAL ADDRESSES, REAL CONTACTS, TELEPHONE NUMBERS, EXC.. DON'T YOU THINK?

and personally, I think that Kevin Palacios last release by Mojoheadz, is what I call destroying a track. under every aspects. who's done this, should stop for a moment and seriously think about what's doing...
...ARMADA music, for example, seems more serious..
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Have it your way, man.

Losers see problems. ... Losers fear failure and avoid it at all cost.
Winners try different strategies when they are not getting the results they want.

"sBUME's" just another word for "loser"=)
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https://soundcloud.com/sbume

hahaha) look at this that's cool ya... amazing music)))))) I'm your fun))

What track you sign?))) I think it's a joke.
Something strange. This label is also fake? What think about it?

http://www.dimmak.com/contact



https://www.musicalfreedom.com Who knows the address? WTF

@ENDEGO
you didn't answer to all points.
and you have to answer not only to me, but to all people present in this discussion.

all your words are useless,

and my time is too precious to answer you.

I've got just some thousand of REAL followers, and likes as you.

bye bye, good luck
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LOL 🙂 no comments
It's a spam. If they were really real, they wouldn't charge you anything; You'd be an investment for them. Also, that and misleading information.
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https://www.musicalfreedom.com Who knows the address? WTF



You are just making yourself look stupid by posting this. Musical Freedom is a real record label. It's the 21st Century. They don't need to show a physical address. People aren't going to be sending demos on DAT or CDr. It is because you put addresses on your site that it was easy to see you're fake.
And what is this new photo on your site about?

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Also you keep saying on your website:

[h4]We are the first music company focused on search of talents and growing them.[/h4]

Really??? The first?? You don't think Atlantic or Blue Note or Verve or Motown or Stax searched for talent and grew it. (I'm sure even in Russia you've heard of those record labels.)
Is there any record label that hasn't searched for talent?

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