A real email from a real artist…

There’s an entire chapter in my book on the importance of good communication. This guy has obviously not read it. If you’re not going to take the time to communicate well, I might just decide to have a little fun with our correspondence.

I’m not talking about the occasional typo, or even outright spelling mistakes.  That’s okay.  We all do that, and it’s understandable.

But when you’re trying to pitch your music to someone in the industry, please read and re-read your email before hitting send.

This is the actual email correspondence cut-and-pasted for your enjoyment, or education – whichever you prefer. I have removed his real name out of courtesy.

Oh, and by the way, my first instinct upon reading his email was that surely English was not his primary language, in which case I would have certainly excused this, nor would it even be a topic for a blog post.  But I looked him up.  Nope. He was born and raised in California and English is indeed his primary language.  Enjoy….

 

——– Original Message ——–
Subject: extra promotion
From:  Beats
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 8:55 pm
To: Dave Rose

let me know did you interested on us offer 12 exclusive rights beats for $500 🙂 its dope promotion to make ep/album with hot beats

(link to his Beat website omitted)

Beats

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Dave Rose
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:00 pm
To: Beats

I don’t even understand that sentence. Re-read what you just wrote. Does it make sense to you?

“let me know did you interested on us offer 12 exclusive rights beats for $500”

You cannot possibly expect me to take you seriously when you write emails that do not make sense.

Dave

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Beats
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:03 pm
To: Dave Rose

we got offer 12 exclusive rights beats for 500 lol

Beats

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Dave Rose
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:07 pm
To: Beats

I can definitely appreciate your effort here. That, I commend. And you seem like a nice person. But your sentence still does not make sense.

“we got offer 12 exclusive rights beats for 500 lol”

Are you offering to sell me 12 beats for $500, or are you saying someone offered to sell you 12 beats for $500?

If you’re offering to sell me 12 beats, are any of them Country Western beats? I might be in the market for some good Country Western beats.

Dave

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Beats
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:09 pm
To: Dave Rose

did you listen my beats?

Beats

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Dave Rose
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:12 pm
To: Beats

Yes. Not all of them, but I listened to 6 or 7 of them. They’re really good. You’re obviously very talented.

I didn’t hear any Country Western beats though, so for now I’m going to pass.

But I’m sure you’ll do very well. 12 beats for $500 is a bargain.

Dave

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Beats
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:15 pm
To: Dave Rose

Country Western beats ? what is that?

Beats

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Subject: Re: extra promotion
From:  Dave Rose
Date: Fri, December 21, 2012 9:16 pm
To: Beats

Dave

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