Song Plugger Chris Keaton is he legit? I notice that there were posts about...

Song Plugger Chris Keaton is he legit? I notice that there were posts about him that were negative and now they have been removed. What's up?

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2 years ago #2
jade
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This forum would not allow the posting of slanderous posts without any real evidence to what is claimed on the post.

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1 year ago #3
Guest
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Please follow this link to learn all about Chris Keaton.
"
FOX 17 SPECIAL REPORT: Song Publishing Company and Plugger Agree To Settlement"
https://vimeo.com/119412386

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1 year ago #4
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1 year ago #5
Chris Keaton
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I am happy to respond to this to anyone who would like to reach out to me. This BBB claim is completely without merit.

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1 year ago #6
Chris Keaton
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I wouldn't say "all about" Chris Keaton. I would know better than anyone. Reach out to me to find out "all about" Chris Keaton.

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1 year ago #7
Jason T.
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I am SO glad that I found this post. I was considering hiring Chris and have been looking for information on him. To clarify, I have never met him or worked with him. I am just interested in being a smart consumer by doing advance research.

What sealed the deal for me was watching his video and observing how he presents himself:
http://bridge-the-atlantic.com/041-chris-keaton-artist-management-rejection-networking/

You decide for yourself, of course. But after seeing this, I will pass.

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1 year ago #8
Chris Keaton
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Jason,
First, thank you for your input. I apologize for anything which may have been said in the interview which you found offensive.

Secondly, I applaud you for having the courage to sign your name on your post instead of hiding behind a screen name.

Regards,
Chris Keaton

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1 year ago #9
Guest - Music row veteran
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He has been sued and settled a large sum with a fellow in another state. He cannot deny that. Why would an innocent person do that?

This news story is just a scratch on the surface of the info about this individual. Dig deeper before spending any money!

Do not pay a monthly set fee to anyone to PLUG SONGS!

Honest song pluggers do not charge monthly fees. They get a percentage only if your song is successfully recorded by an established or up and coming true talent with a record deal.
ASK ANY REPUTABLE MUSIC ATTORNEY!

Look up the settled lawsuit and decide for yourself.
https://vimeo.com/119412386

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1 year ago #10
Guest - Music row veteran
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Jade....if you know him, you probably know the truth.....

Shame on you for defending him.

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1 year ago #11
Guest - Music Exec.
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Not legit

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1 year ago #12
CK's in laws
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The better business bureau gave him an F and it disappeared?

What's up with that ?

They are no help to the public in this instance.

They removed a proper grade of F!

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1 year ago #13
CK's family
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You are a very wise consumer!

All the best to you. You just saved yourself some money!

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1 year ago #14
Guest
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I work in Nashville. We all know what is really going on with CK. Take that as a word of caution? You decide.

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1 year ago #15
Guest
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Hey Jason in just curious, what stood out in the video that changed your mind other than the fact the two guys had a mad scientist attitude

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12 months ago #16
Jason
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His arrogance. His body language. His general affect gave me the impression that he has no insight that he is self-absorbed. Plus, just read his Twitter bio and Tweets. No sign of humility. I'm not trying to dis him. I don't know him at all. Since my post, I have heard very negative things about him in TN. Again, just sad.

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11 months ago #17
Chris Keaton
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Jason,
(If that is indeed your name, I applaud you. Otherwise, if it is only a "screen name" I invite you to sulk back in the corner with the other cowards.)
Thank you for your insight into my "lack" of insight, my body language and "arrogance". I prefer to call it confidence.
I also appreciate the fact that you read my Tweets and have dissected my shameless bio.
Otherwise, I will continue to serve my clients, do my best and not lose any peace or sleep over one dimensional comments such as yours
And, whew, thanks for not trying to dis me, Jason.
Chris J. Keaton

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8 months ago #18
Eddie Metheny
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You have to be a compete and utter moron to not realize this guy is a snake oil salesmen. If you even question it, I doubt you should be looking for someone to plug your songs to begin with, as I'm willing to bet you're never going to be a hit songwriter.

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7 months ago #19
Chris Keaton
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Eddie,

Thank you for the unbiased opinion. As a student of the songwriting craft, you might want to try spell check from time to time.

Chris J. Keaton

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1 month ago #20
KnowTheTruth
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....I thought he was arrogant and way self puffed up in his video. Used him once, never again (did some research). Dont be fooled he is no where close to legit but close to shameful and pathetic ....cant believe he has not been run out of Nashville by reputable pluggers that never charge unless they get you a cut...Keaton,.....may your hair turn green soon. I used spell correct Chris, you use ethics that are honest from time to time..

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1 month ago #21
KnowTheTruth
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Cowards? It would shock you I guess to know it takes one to know one. Pathetic choice of word Sir Chris to defend the un defend able . Truth hurts, your reviews reveal not very many pros and plenty of cons....I'm just sayin what I've seen, unfortunately after spending money with you.... Cowards?

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1 month ago #22
Discouraged
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What I hate about the whole song plugging business is that you pay the money, and really where is the proof that they made sure your song was delivered and listened to other than an email saying it was.. Obviously you all don't trust CK,so who should I reach out to if I decide that I want to plug a song again in the future? Have any of you worked with a song plugger that you thought was legit as well as fair?

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3 weeks ago #23
Kent Burnside
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I want to address the comments about Chris's perceived "arrogance." I've know Chris for several years, and have been in his home numerous times to service his piano (I'm a technician). Let me say that "arrogant" is not remotely an accurate description of Chris; he is personable, friendly, and genuinely interested in how others are doing. Until today I was completely unaware of this lawsuit business, but knowing Chris I absolutely do not believe that he took advantage of anyone; it's far more likely that a non-Nashville songwriter had no idea of how the business actually works and then blamed Chris for his own lack of success. I'm sorry if you got a flawed impression of him through a promotional video, but I can assure you once again that he is most definitely not arrogant.

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3 weeks ago #24
Alice
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Reply:
I have known of Chris for years. I admit, he is charming, fun to be around, and has some good people skills. However, my concern is that he has absolutely mislead songwriters.

I decided to call the lawyer who tried the case against Chris. The lawyer could not talk about the case but said if I had any doubts, I should call the artist reps with whom Chris pitched songs to see if they knew Chris/received his song pitches over the years.

I have met several former clients of Chris who have shown me the monthly song plugging spreadsheet reports prepared by Chris. So, I reluctantly called several of the artist representatives on the sheets to find out if Chris was in touch with them. (By the way, I know several of the artist reps personally.) Also, I say reluctantly because I did not want to find out the resounding answer which was . . . . . . . . they only heard about Chris due to negative feedback or, they never heard of him at all. I was seriously hoping that in making these calls that I would find that former clients of Chris were wrong and as Kent said, they were blaming Chris for their lack of success. Not.

I will remain anonymous here because I am concerned about possible retribution - Nashville is a tight community. I still see Chris around town and now feel very badly for him. The reports concerning his arrogance - that is subjective. Some will see it as confidence, others arrogance. So on that point, I have to agree with Ben. When I have been around Chris, I saw and still see a confident, likable guy. I believe that he remains a very good person at heart who somehow got lost along the way. However, the phone calls I made to the artist reps speak volumes.

It pains me to have written all of this, (I mean that) but I must let others know what I have discovered. And, if you doubt me, just call the artist reps yourself. It is surprisingly easy to connect with them. People, pitch your songs yourself. You can do it. Do your homework.

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3 weeks ago #25
Discouraged
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Alice, Could you expand on the "misleading songwriters" part of your post... Is he misleading them in the sense that he doesn't have the contacts and relationships that he claims to have with the record heads, reps, labels and industry executives, or is he misleading in the sense that he isn't even submitting the songs and just pocketing the money? I tried pitching a song to an artist and called the label and the head of the label happened to pick up... I told her about the song. She asked which one of the artist under her label I had in mind, I told her Wynonna... She then asked me who my song plugger was.. I told her I didn't have one and she replied that she wouldn't even listen to a song without it going through a plugger... I saw the Judds downtown Franklin at the Franklin Theater performing... Had a copy of the song in hand and after the show a friend and I walked up to the stage and tried handing it off to him... This fellow had worked/traveled with them for years... Wynonna had already exited the stage even before we made our way down... I told him that I had written a song for her, he reached out his hand like he was getting ready to take it and then reluctantly withdrew it saying I better not.. He said that she had been sued by a previous label for accepting songs without going through the label.... Kind of at a loss here!!!

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3 weeks ago #26
Alice
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Oops, I meant Kent, not "Ben."

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3 weeks ago #27
Alice
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Both. No relationships and pocketing the $. This is based on my phone calls.

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3 weeks ago #28
Discouraged
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Thank you for your info...

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1 week ago #29
Maverick Ashley Lenartson
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does anybody know of a repuatalbe songplugger in Nashville, TN or elsewhere who could help me get record deals. I am the real deal when it comes to writing Pop Songs and believe in myself. I just cannot take handing over money to people who love nothing better than recording demos of my Pop Songs but never getting me a record deal when I know the difference between a crappy song and a great song. I need help. <email> I need a good referral...

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1 week ago #30
Russell
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I would love to pitch myself..Always figured THEY WON'T LISTEN BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW ME?? A lot say no unsolicited material so...

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