I recently denied membership to someone in the industry whose main agenda is the promotion of the use of Pot and the legalization there of. Yes, they deem themselves a "professional" in town, I don't know for sure, but since Nashville Music Pros is a private community, owned and operated by yours truly, I thought their response was rather interesting. What do you all think?
Here is the response to me banning their membership after I discovered their intent...
Thank you for writing. Someone who is currently a member recommended I sign up and when I went to your website I read the following:
Who should join Nashville Music Pros? Musicians, Engineers, Producers, Singers, Artists, Songwriters, Record Company Executives, Publishers, Studios, Publicists, Managers, Technicians, Photographers, Video Producers, or any professional who makes their living in the Nashville music business community.
WOW... thats me... I am a musician, have done some engineer and producing work, I sing, I am an artist, I am a songwriter... I have a publishing company...
You cannot believe my shock and utter disbelief when I logged in after being "approved" (no follow up email ever said, oh, sorry, wrong email, you are not approved) and was told I was "BANNED" from the site.
You banned me. YES, I am going to take that VERY PERSONAL. You HAVE hampered the right to free speech. You have discriminated against me.
That will NOT be tolerated in this day and age!!
I have already starting phone contact with your advertisers.
I will be blogging on eblogger, and blogspot, posting a blog and multiple bulletins on Myspace and Facebook as well as several other social networks.
I will make sure to include your email from below in the blog along with all your contact information so people can voice their opinion of your "banning" me from a website that CLEARLY was build for me. (ie, music professional). After the blog is done, I will be sending an email to my list. Then I will start contacting people that are members of your site and ask them if they support your ban on a fellow music industry professional.
After looking through the website, I see that there really isn't much activity.