The blues-rock heroes The QUIREBOYS have announced they are cancelling their Pledge Campaign forthwith. The next album Amazing Disgrace was due for funding via the platform and set for release: March 2019. The band had already gained pledges that exceeded 200% of their goal!
This comes as Billboard reports the majority shareholder Joshua Sason, founder and owner of Magna Group and PledgeMusic majority shareholder, has been charged with orchestrating $25 million in stock frauds. UK Trustpilot now scores the once-reliable platform as “less than 1 star…”
The band have made the following statement:
“We’ve been watching this all play out very closely and have tried to work in any way possible with Pledge to arrive at a positive outcome but in reality we are just not confident that the campaign we entered into with Pledge, will ever be fulfilled or paid and that is something we cant continue to endorse.”
“This was all brought to light recently with other key bands (who were also involved in Pledge Campaigns) pointing out that they haven’t been paid or look likely to be. We have recorded and mastered our new album ‘Amazing Disgrace’, we have booked the PR, videos, pressing, we have received nothing and we never will under this platform...”
“We have written to Pledge today asking them to officially cancel the campaign and let us know who booked what, once we have that we will be in touch via our label Off Yer Rocka Recordings who have kindly funded our costs in the interim period to keep this incredible recording alive.”
To CANCEL YOUR PLEDGE ORDER:
LOG IN to PledgeMusic and FIND your order.
Click on “CONTACT US ABOUT THIS PLEDGE” then pull down the menu item “CANCELLING THIS PLEDGE ORDER”
Click on “I STILL HAVE A QUESTION”
In the form that opens type that “I AM CANCELLING THIS PLEDGE, AND AM REQUESTING A REFUND DUE TO THE CAMPAIGN BEING CANCELLED”
You will receive a confirmation email from them immediately
Now PLEASE call your credit card and request a “CHARGE DISPUTE” as additional insurance for your refund.
Their label ‘Off Yer Rocka Recordings‘ has now loaded all items that people were buying through Pledge and loaded them onto ‘The Quireboys’ section of the label site. OYR will now press and fulfil any new orders that come into this platform. What’s more and as a gesture of goodwill from The Quireboys and OYR, for any item purchased we will be offering an album free of charge from our back catalogue which we will deliver at the same time.