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T James Michael

Shirley, NY

#22 Feb 9, 2013
WOW! Was I duped! I had 6 songs paid for and was going to record them when I realized they were gone. I even donated to the clubhouse. Losing the money isnt a big deal in the course of my life but I realy BELIVED in Jimi. Never saw this coming. I feel bad for her anyway. SO sad.
Nashville Demo rip-off

Ventura, CA

#23 Feb 19, 2013
carsyl wrote:
I had money deposited as well, got a schedule date
to do 2 songs ( of 12) Nov. 27 . On Nov. 23 rd got a email to say that the studio was closing for 1 week due to repairs.
And then nothing until Dec 21st, got a call back from a gentleman that was not from the studio but
told me that no one could be found at the studio.
He had the keys and had listened to all the voicemails he was trying to find out what was going on.
And after Christmas their website has been shut down as well.
I am afraid I've lost over $2,000.00 in deposits
and so have you my friend.
Anyone else out there ?
I, too, sent money ahead for a BOGO deal for 4 total songs and 4 critiques and got nothing......
Jim A

Ventura, CA

#24 Feb 19, 2013
So, hello and my condolences to all the other folks who got sucked up into the NDS/Whitelaw Rip-Off. I lost $1,440.00 for my dream of recording my songs and for trusting her to be a person of her word. I suppose it could have been worse........I actually did do some song critiques with Chip Hardy at the other studio....a remarkable man, treated me like somebody....told me what I needed to hear about some of my songs. I will use them in the future if i get to the point of needing studio work. Till then, Shame on you, Jimi Whitelaw. Redeem yourself and refund our collective money.........yeah, RIGHT!!

Wellesley Hills, MA

#25 Feb 20, 2013
Hello all,

To you good people who volunteered sound advice on how some victims (of Nashville Demo Studio and Jimi Whitelaw) might receive refunds through their credit card services, well done and thank you. And, to all of you who have found relief and received refunds from your credit card companies, that is wonderful, and I know I speak for most, if not all, victims that we are very happy for you.

But for those of us who did not pay by credit card, and who are still trapped in the metaphoric burning building, we need your help. We are glad you got out and escaped the "flames." Now I hope you will empathize with those of us remaining, and not walk away leaving us behind. We would appreciate your calling “911” on our behalf.

We need your collective support in helping us, too, now that you are okay. We still need you to formally complain – at least to the Attorney General of the state of Tennessee – so that our case may have reinforcing corroboration and credibility.

Without many numbers of victims, the state will likely do no more than send out some letters that may go unanswered. With enough plaintiffs, the state may give closer scrutiny to Ms. Whitelaw’s abrupt, unannounced departure from Nashville with no further communication or explanation; this after having solicited and taken money from unknowing victims, apparently, right up to the end. That is premeditation, and if it ends up being determined to be true, that would be a felony with potentially serious punitive consequences if a judgment is found against her.

For karma sake, would you help? Please see links in an earlier posting to assist in filing on-line or via your postal service in the USA or abroad.

Thank you.


P.S. Have any of you followed through?

Montrose, PA

#26 Feb 25, 2013
I got a full refund from my credit card company.
However, a warning: Shortly after NDS imploded, my credit card number was stolen and used in the midwest and in Europe to make small purchases. My cc company called me to confirm that these transactions were fraudulent, and I was not charged. But I suspect that someone at NDS who had access to my cc info sold that info to a broker who then re-sold it to others. I had never experienced cc fraud before this, and I strongly suspect that this incident is connected with NDS. So check your statements carefully for fraudulent charges.
Keith Sampson

New York, NY

#27 Apr 6, 2013
I'm so glad I didnt fall for this scam I called them last year and wanted to record my songs then Jimi wanted me to put up some money first and I said Hell No!! No way will I ever pay anyone up front till I hear it first. I feel bad for those who lost money with this woman & Business I guess I'll keep on looking till I feel its right for me
Nashville West

West Jordan, UT

#29 Apr 26, 2013
Does anyone happen to have a copy of the work-for-hire agreement used by NDS? I need a copy for my publisher.

Coburg, Australia

#30 Apr 28, 2013
Hi Nashville West I live in Australia and have a copy of the work for hire agreement that Jimi emailed me for my last recording - if you send me your email I can send it to you.

Columbia, SC

#32 May 3, 2013
BBB notified me today about Jimi Whitelaw and Nashville Demos Studio
If you have been wronged .. contact the BBB and report her.
Heres the article.
Nashville West

West Jordan, UT

#34 May 8, 2013
Mary, thank you for your reply. You can e-mail the WFH agreement to Thank you SOOOooo much!

Queensbury, NY

#35 May 8, 2013
Not sure if any of you folks who lost your money are dreaming or just on drugs. To those who were duped, get over it. Jimi didn't rip you off for the money, she did it to pay bills. She was in debt and desperately trying to cover her ass by getting people to pony up cash in advance for services at a later date. Unfortunately, she ran out of clients willing to pay her for future work, and ran out of money to pay her staff, rent, electric etc. She left Nashville BROKE and as I understand it, battling cancer. Jimi is out of business, and anyone left standing when the music stopped, are shit out of luck. She left no forwarding address, never gave any idea which way she was going and hasn't been heard of since. Maybe you should just spend your time writing a hit song and move on. I know I have. BTW, my credit card company told me I was covered for the $2800. Two weeks later I was told I was in fact, NOT covered. I was the one who suggested y'all call your card company in the first place..... Sucks to be me. Hope you work through this situation and keep writing.

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