#2
Well whereabouts is your band located? It would make sense to met that somebody from Sony would be located in a big city like New York or LA, also don't get signed by major labels either man. They just get you deep in debt.
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#3
You're in Cornwall? I wouldn't expect PR's to be in Cornwall... But you never know. See if other local bands have had the same kinda situation?
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#4
Get as much background info on the guy as possible.
Ask him for a business card, or something similar, call Sony and ask about him.
#6
My experiences with people like that is if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.

also, if they want you to pay money up front without saying exactly what it's for, then it's also probably a bad sign.. it's probably better to do things on your own anyway so you know exactly what's being paid for (ie recording time, cd production, etc) and you know if you're being cheated.
#7
HOW did they get in touch with you? If it was over myspace etc. then it'll be fake.

To be honest, do you really think your band are good enough for Sony to be interested in? If the answer is yes then fair enough but don't get your hopes up, and don't sign anything without a lawyer looking over it.
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#8
Get his name, business card, everything possible that gives information about him. Hell, get his social security number if you can.

Then call Sony from their HQ in wherever, and ask about him. They usually have employees all listed on files in their comp system.
#9
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You're in Cornwall? I wouldn't expect PR's to be in Cornwall... But you never know. See if other local bands have had the same kinda situation?


I know quote a few bands/artists that have been signed down here lately which is strange because its just Cornwall.

Everything in this thread has just kind of confirmed my gut feelings anyway!
#10
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Hey,

We've been approached by someone claiming to be PR for Sony, claiming that Sony are interested in us and what not. They've said alot of things, i'm not sure whether to believe. How do you know when something is truth or lies??


well he wouldn't be pr if he was scouting bands, he would be A+R.

and its always best to get a business card
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