97 Radio’s owner, Carlo Oddo, has apparently admitted to fraudulent operations. Artists are encouraged to apply for refunds and the return of promo packages by email at email@example.com.
yea i had a run in with carlo oddo, me and my band game him $1000 we got calls from jet speed, black rose,97 radio and all those other FAKE labels. we would have probably never gotten our money back if we didnt fly from california to confront him. when we showed up and asked for him we were denied entrance to the office so we said we would wait for him to get off work. 10 mins later he came down the steps of the building with a baseball bat and 5 other of his little “employees” my manager with me stood his ground, standing toe to toe with the short fat guy (carlo oddo) lol
carlo practically shit himself and gave us our $1000 dollars back. and a few weeks later we recieved a call from 97 radio… lol u live and learn
More on 97 Radio
Mentioned 97 Radio last month in an entry called Songsharks Get Busted. If you’re following the story, you’ll want to check out this link for client comments on 97 Radio as well as information on how to contact the BBB,
Talent 2000 Makes Rolling Stone Again
Comments from Talent 2000’s owner, Carlo Oddo, regarding all the bad press he’s had lately… From the May 27 issue of Rolling Stone: Carlo sez, “I take strong exception to the accusations that my company ‘ripped off’ or ‘scammed’ artists
First, it came to light that Talent 2000 has been taking bands for a ride.
See http://www.indiemusician.com/2004/03/songsharks_get_.html for details.
Comments on that thread not only talk of specific details, but also mention “COURTLAND TYLER OF JETSPEED RECORDS” several times.
And now it’s Courtland’s turn to be caught with his hand in the cookie jar…
http://www.indiemusician.com/2004/10/songsharks_get_.html has details on that.
IF YOU HAVE HAD DEALINGS WITH EITHER OF THESE COMPANIES, PLEASE VISIT BOTH THREADS AND ADD YOUR COMMENTS.