Music scams are all over the place in today’s world. With some common sense and know how,you can improve your chances of avoiding scams in online submission opportunities.

We’ve all heard of the phrase “too good to be true.” This can be the case when it comes to music licensing opportunities so I thought it would be the perfect time to go over some ways to avoid being the victim of music scams and red flags to watch out for.

Here at Women of Substance, we are committed to helping female musicians. We welcome all submissions of your music for the Women of Substance Podcast or videos for the Women of Substance Video Blog.

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To avoid music scams:

  • Use the power of the internet to google the company – be able to weed out the good and the bad reviews. Is the company legit?
  • Talk to people that you trust
  • Ask if opportunities are in relation to an actual decision maker or a middle man

Red flags:

  • Extreme flattery
  • Them contacting you
  • Free opportunities

Things to consider:

  • What’s in it for you
  • Don’t be desperate for attention
  • Capitalizing on accepted submissions

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Bree Noble Female Entrepreneur MusicianBree Noble is an entrepreneur, musician and speaker. She founded Women of Substance Radio, an online radio station that promotes quality female artists in all genres, in 2007.  She launched the Women of Substance Music Podcast in November 2014, a 5 day per week show which promotes Independent female artists. Her podcast has hit #1 in New & Noteworthy for the Music, Arts and Society & Culture categories and #4 Audio Podcast on all of iTunes. She draws on her extensive experience running her own music business, both as a solo musician and as an Industry professional, to train and mentor other female musicians. Learn more about the station, the show and the artists at Connect with Bree on Twitter @BreeNoble or on Facebook or on Instagram @breenoblemusic