Monday, April 25, 2005

The new Site is up!

Soon Only Not Yet
Now I need to think of what next......
Post them to the message board
Thank You.....

Miracles do happen

Well I was paid this weekend.
I hope this is the last time I've been throught this.
Stay tuned. I think I'm going to rework this site into an Industry watchdog site.
Perhaps rate the Production companies etc. on conditions, invoice turn around, respect level, and so on..
Please give me your thoughts....

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Another week of B.S.

Another week goes by. I have now begun invoicing for late fees.
Daily emails gain no reply. When I ring, I'm told, "They are all at a conference"
The entire accounts department.
So being told by SK from Sony/BMG, "I will take care of this myself on monday(last)"
was meaningless.
No bills paid this week to anyone!

Monday will bring more late fees, and a trip to the Department of Fair Trade.
Do I have to call my lawyer?

Stay Tuned!

Monday, April 18, 2005

Five years of lies!

Hello visitors!
I have been a professional audio engineer for 15 years. I have worked as a free lance contractor for many people and record labels.
Most pay invoices in reasonable time.
Sony Australia is a sad exception. Over the past five years I have never been paid on time by Sony Music. At the moment I am waiting on over $2000. My invoices are net 15 days. Printed clearly on the invoice. After many phone calls and emails, I was promissed by the accounts department, my invoice would be paid today. Nothing again. Numerous voicemail messages go un answered.
Email threats of extra charges, still nothing

Some perspective.
As I said, I work free lance. Why is it the smallest production company can pay me a months touring, in four days? And they had not been paid themselves yet. Some even the same day.

Some history.
I have been evicted from my home twice in the past five years beacause of this company's failure to pay on time.
Once I was owed $5000 for SIX MONTHS!

I lost my contract mobile phone account. (large bill from tour) I'm still paying it off!
My partner and I evicted.
And all the people I owe money think I am a Liar!

I love music and my work. I am also a musician. I have seen artists I work for demand cash owed before performing. And the performance was for Sony itself. A Sony Foundation dinner.
The drummer waited for the cash in the venue, while the rest of the band waited till it arived.
I think all six members were owed over $2000 each.

The cash did arive. Sound check was 2 hours behind Schedule.

I'll leave it there for now.
Please share your story. There are many!