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Paramount Demo Service


Music Scam

Complaint Rating:  67 % with 30 votes
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Paramount Music Nashville
Nashville, United States
Has anyone ever been happy with any service Paramount Music of Nashville has provided.

They claim many things and give the immpression they work with The In crowd of The Nashville Song Writing World .

I exchanged a couple of e mails with one of the owners, and found him very naive, about the way the whole system works..

I believe they are rippimg people off, I have never ever considered using them as I do my own demo's. and they have nothing in the way of a quality service that I require.

I'm just interested that so many seem to use them and keep them in business .

The only demos I have heard from them feature singers who cant stay in tune and musicians who cant play properly.

But perhaps someone else can prove me wrong.
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N  28th of Aug, 2012 by    0 Votes
I have a record and publishing company. I have received more than 100 submissions from writers who have had their songs recorded by Paramount. 99% of these submissions are decent productions but the quality of the lyrics, melodies and commercial ability of the songs are extremely poor. In my opinion, Paramount is doing a disservice to these uneducated writers by charging them for an inferior product such as: Length of songs up to 6 minutes, Monotone or monotonous melodies, No development of story line and or hooks and Inconsistencies. In the past 40 years in the music business I could have been a millionaire if I took writer's money, like Paramount does, and recorded every song submitted to me and offers of money from writers to make demos whether the songs had a chance or not. If Paramount had any integrity, they would not charge for submissions and help these writers by giving them an honest critique and advising them to learn the craft of songwriting and resubmit their songs when they, at least, have a chance to be recorded by a major artist or record company.
N  9th of Mar, 2017 by    0 Votes
@MusicMaker Hi Music Maker
But what does a writer do if he has his songs recorded ? I have tried many Publishing Co's and they dont accept unsolicited material? How does a wroiter who does not have a manager and is too Old to persue his own career as an Artist... How my friend?... This is why people use companies like Paramount Song...
N  12th of Sep, 2017 by    0 Votes
@MusicMaker Paramount Song has done two demos for me. After many submissions to industry professionals for their consideration, The complaints I get range from music too loud and the song is too long for commercial viability. I contacted Norm Daniels, the creative director, and all I got from him was his temper and his arrogant attitude. He would not even consider that the demos had any problems. Very unprofessional and
treats customers who have a problem like it is their fault! He ev3en went so far as to accuse the people I sent my demos to as nothing but less than professional and only after my money. Well, after discussing it with this arrogant A hole, I know very well where the problem lies. Do Not use Paramount Song for your demos. They claim to be professionals who will make you a great demo and all you get for your money is pitiful excuses and arrogance!
I see no excuse for making demos that are too long after bragging about professionalism! I even asked for a list of industry pros he sent my demos to and he wouldn't or couldn't give me even one!The man is so arrogant he cannot even consider a problem with his demo service. Don't walk away from Paramount Song...Hold on to your money and Run!
N  10th of Oct, 2012 by    +1 Votes
Thanks MusicMaker... I will write you privately.

Dorian Castle
N  14th of May, 2013 by    +1 Votes
Please provide as much information as possible...
N  10th of Jul, 2013 by    +1 Votes
Hi, Musicmaker!

If YOU want some outstanding, wonderful and heartfelt lyrics and are very serious about a writer whose songs have value, worth and meaning, you'll contact me and never regret it. I'm looking forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you! (theepolishprince@yahoo.com)
A  29th of Jul, 2013 by    +3 Votes
SCAM SCAM SCAM Avoid this company at all costs. Once you submit your music, lyrics or whatever they will send you a contract saying your song has been selected to be put on a demo. The cost for this runs between $140-almost $400. After they send you your demo they will send you a letter saying that your song has been selected by the creative department or something of that nature to be put on an album called Catch A Rising Star which will have your name as the writer on the album. To have your music put on this album is going to cost you about a $100 dollars. Then on top of the $100 it will cost you another $15 for each CD of the album so YOU can distribute it to anyone YOU like. If you ever contact the company to find out any information in regards to how the promotion of your music is coming they are very nasty. Especially Mr. David Robinson who is extremely obnoxious, rude and for some strange reason overly impressed with himself. This man is lucky to be speaking over the phone to people and not to their face because he would be in for a rude awakening. This company WILL NOT DO A THING FOR YOU EXCEPT DRAIN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT!!
N  5th of Sep, 2013 by    +2 Votes
How any Publisher could say that Paramount make a decent Demo is beyond me,
I agree they are preying on the Vanity of Learning Writers, as are many many more

Anyone who sends a lyric to a so called company or studio, with a view of paying for them to compose the music and make a demo, is living in Cloud Cuckoo land.

Surely you must realise if they were any good at composing Great Music, why would they be bothering with you. A.S.C.A.P. state they will not handle any collaboration, that's good of them to say that, but the truth is that scenario will never happen. Why????
because great songs are not just written, they are re written sometimes many many times, until a satisfactory song evolves.

Learning songwriters are so naive, it's unbelievable to me that they would even
consider that route.

D  24th of Feb, 2014 by    +1 Votes
Well I disagree with all of you. From 2009 to 2012 I sent my demos to Paramountsong TN to be made up. I sent the words and the tune that I sang onto a tape with a fee. The songs were made up well I thought and I have listed the demos with videos I made onto my You Tube page and my website page. As far as I am aware, it was a man called David Robinson who found the muscians and hired session singers to make up my demos and I am satisfied . You must send IN your own tune to your words. Go listen and decide for yourself; at : sherylejolliebriggs.co.nz or SHERYL JOLLIE BRIGSS ON You Tube channel.
A  21st of Jul, 2014 by    -1 Votes
HI SHERYL Sadly your own experience with Paramount is not typical, far from it
The music bussiness is highly competitive, and the man who calls himself David Robinson, that you refer to . does not exist, well only in his imagination.

The line these people tread is so dodgy, that they would never give out their real names they are con artists, who do not actually promise anything that anyone can sue them for not completing

We have the contacts, Your song won the poem of the month, Your song will be recorded by a leading Nashville Singer. Et-cetera how could you prove they are lieing
without spending a fortune.

Your own You Tube site does not now exist. and from what i have heard your songs
have no commercial prospects whatsoever, that is my opinion.

You are precisely the type of learning writer that they prey on.
Sorry, but that is a fact, and it's meant to save others from parting with money they can ill afford.
N  18th of Aug, 2014 by    +2 Votes
Hello, I actually Won - One of Paramount's Contest several years ago - I received a total prize of $1000.00 -) some in demo credits and some in a check... If you send them in- a tune and Lyrics- They have done a great job for me. Lets face it- If you don't - you get what you get.. The prize winning gave me the encouragement to keep writing. I have also had some of the top critics in Nasheville and in the country also critique the Demos and they were Impressed- especially when I told them that Paramount Produced them. . I did not feel I received a lot of promotion or pitching from them to performing artist or record labels... But I know for a fact they are downtown Nasheville ( I have even been to the office to pick up a copy of a demo) and can verify that they are only houses down from Major recording studios.. For those new songwriters inspiring to write the next big hit- Join a songwriters guild and get some feedback before you spend major $$$. Take the time to develop your songs and when its READY- then Pay for the Best demo you can afford. If you just want to hear YOUR song put to Music - no matter what the cost- go for it!! For some people that may be their only dream...As for the length of the songs- if you send in 20 verses- Who is to decide which ones to keep and which ones to take out? That is not apart of the service- they offer- SONGWRITERS DO YOUR RESEARCH before you have a demo made anywhere. Learn more about the business and what is expected, needed, and wanted from Publisher's and recording Companies. By the way-I can also verify that the publishers on their lists-WILL call you- If your work fits their needs or shows promise for any project they have.
N  25th of Sep, 2014 by    0 Votes
well Dean Harrison, my reply to you is I totally disagree. the demo songs done for me by Paramountsong were all over the net for sale during 2011-to 2012. I had requests from people who wanted to promote them and very good comments. I was happy with the quality of their hired musicians, only one song demo I thought could have done with more better music quality. Not everything in life is about earning $. What wrecked it for me was the hackers. I could not locate them. They must live in the fresh air especially the crowd from the Netherlands. Anything good gets pinched. sejbriggs
N  10th of Oct, 2014 by    0 Votes
Also Dean, I forgot to mention that in 2011 at the 31st Australian Songwriting Awards(known as ASA), I entered the demo that one of their hired session groups did for me (my demo song called 'His Way/Your Way) male voice for singer) and in the 'spiritual' section of the official results the demo received fifth place. So they try to find session groups/singers that match the style of song sent. Does this then mean the Aussie judges lack good judging taste?
N  18th of Oct, 2014 by    -1 Votes
Ok, so now I know Paramount is not the people to do my songs so who do I use. That I can trust... Don Putnam..
N  24th of Oct, 2014 by    +1 Votes
check this one out the did for me...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4PnCkxpKhBc
N  8th of Dec, 2014 by    0 Votes
I was offered a deal by Paramount also. I responded with telling them I had paid a producer a substantial amount of money. Their response then was an apology letter and ask if I would be interested in a publishing deal? Did I have more songs? I told them I would love to hear their offer but had other offers on the table and would consider all offers before making a decision. Then they decided to bow out as they put it and not keep their word with presenting me with an offer. I ask also about claims of scam reports and they responded with I will pay you 500.00 for an address phone number and name of one person who will stand by their claim. I will share this money with a charity if someone will stick by their claim of scam or split the money with them. My attorney has reviewed the offer of cash and said they will have to stand by their agreement and offer if I come through at least one person who claims they are a scam and allow me to pass the name address number. So if interested in your claim and getting paid please contact me @ guitargriff@icloud.com to discuss. If they had charged me for a demo and never contacted me again I would stand by my claim. Thanks for reading and hope to hear from at minimum one person who has no problem with helping me.
Thanks Stephen
D  15th of Feb, 2015 by    +1 Votes
I don't believe several of these answers If any one would go to Just Plain Folks you will find no one who has anything good to say about Paramount I know for a fact that no one has ever won any money from so called Song Contests run by them apart from say 10 dollars the claim of one thousand dollars is a complete lie, these guys are crooks who rob people blind via false claims

I am a lawyer and the fact that three so called legitimate e mails defending Paramount is an obvious ploy by them
to cover up the way they work

They have no publishing company because legitimate Nashville insiders would have anything to do with them
Does anyone notice that none of these e mails can lead to a site where we can listen to these so called near hit songs
N  8th of Apr, 2015 by    +1 Votes
To all those who did submit a song or lyrics...did they even send you a confirmation email saying they received your work??? Funny how they bombarded me with spam email everyday til I finally submitted something. Now not a single one. Almost two weeks now...
N  9th of Apr, 2015 by    +1 Votes
Please help. I been goin through surgery for the 3 year now I've had 7 of them so far. I can't work a job that requires a lot of walking so I started writing songs. My songs are good they really are, I sent three songs to paramount and received a contract. Thiers alot of money I've spent on them so far. If it is a scam! How do I get my money back and what songwriting company do I need to send my songs to?

N  9th of Apr, 2015 by    +1 Votes
I wrote several songs for Paramount in 2000 and 2001. Two of them won the grand prize. I received s $500 check, plus full band demo for one and a $251 check and full band demo for the other. "Life happened" and I'm now back writing songs with them again. But I can only say that, especially now, their melodies for my lyrics have been quite good. Will my two latest songs, soon to come out on Startune Music, sell via Amazon or ITunes? I hope so because my 14% income from every dollar will go to the St. Jude's Children's Hospital. I'm pushing 70 and don't need the money, but I think I have a sense for story lines and important hooks to make my songs "memorable", which is what it's all about. If not, at least my grandkids and great-grandson will have something to remember me by. Good luck to you all. Opa45
N  22nd of May, 2015 by    0 Votes
I have read these comments, and maybe there are valid points on both sides. I have not found any evidence to surgest this company is a scam. The only negative is that they exaggerate a few things that are not going to be right for everybody. I've been with other companies and they follow the same type of conduct. They are not the only company and I have other offers. Its about the individual and how far they want to take there talent. I see America being more open to new song writers than here in the Uk. I've been a member at B.A.S.C.A. Thats during the 1990s (Eurovision) and everywhere is competitve. Touch down, individuals know why they do things (their goal).
N  22nd of May, 2015 by    -1 Votes
I have read these comments and on both sides there maybe a valid point. There is nothing to surgest that this company is a scam. The only negative is they exaggerate on many things, but its about the individual. It can't be right for everyone. I've been a member at B.A.S.C.A (Eurovision). That was in the 90s. Like many companies they follow the same conduct, and its a competitive market out there. I vision America as wider spectrum. I have many others, and Paramount are not the only company.

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