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Hurricane Healing Blue Pie Records record label claims to support charities with
18th of Nov, 2011 by User453173
SCAM!!! DON'T BUY MUSIC FROM THESE PEOPLE After speaking to an entertainment lawyer who is all too familiar with Blue Pie's reputation I've contacted all three of the charities Blue Pie claims to support. The American and Australian Red Cross say they've had no dealings with Blue Pie or Hurricane Healing and while it is against World Vision's policy to disclose donor information their offices advised me that World Vision "has not endorsed Blue Pie Records (or any of its affiliated businesses or companies) or the Hurricane Healing compilations." The Salvation Army continues to investigate... "Hurricane Healing" claims to be donating 50% of all proceeds to hurricane relief. I'm doubtful of the veracity of this claim. Lawyers have cautioned me that several artists (myself included) report that they've not been paid the artist shares (20%) promised to them for contributing songs to Hurricane Healing's "fundraising" compilations. Blue Pie has released 80 Hurricane Healing compilations albums thus far. Several years ago, I contributed 1 of my songs to their "record label" called Blue Pie for what they claimed was a charity compilation called Hurricane Healing. Soon after, I discovered Blue Pie was distributing my entire EP (sent to them in order to audition songs for the compilation) without my knowledge. I spoke to "Damien Reilly" numerous times by phone and email demanding he cease distributing my work and sent notice to terminate our agreement in 2006. Though Damien agreed to delist my material, in writing, to date my request has gone unfulfilled and HH continues to distribute my music via online distribution outlets like INgrooves. I am now formally notifying all of Blue Pie's distribution partners, in writing, to cease and desist any distribution of my material in connection with Blue Pie, Hurricane Healing or any of their affiliated companies. If you are an artist who they've scammed, I encourage you to do the same DON'T BUY MUSIC FROM THESE PEOPLE!
If you want to help with hurricane relief efforts donate to the , and directly And if you wish to purchase indie artists' music seek out their websites and purchase from there. ARTISTS DONT SEND YOUR MUSIC to "Hurricane Healing", Blue Pie, or whatever name they'll be going by next. And pass this info along to every independent artist you know. IF YOU ARE AN ARTIST WHO'S BEEN SCAMMED by "Hurricane Healing" I encourage you to post about it here and everywhere the "Hurricane Healing" compilation is being sold.
Comments
3070 days ago by Nemisis
Anyone looking to have a crack at Damien Reilly should know that he has a previous conviction for embezzlement about twenty years ago. Also, in the last couple of years he has misappropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars from people some of whom have the means to make the rest of his life a misery. Yet he still carries on as though he is the only person in the right and everybodyelse is wrong. He can never show artists what they have gotten for their money. He lies every time he opens his mouth. He is still trying to get people to invest in his fraud of a business using deceptions and lies. He has absolutely no morals whatsoever and tries to fob people off with his bullshit and abuse. Everybody around him knows what he is doing and they are facilitating it also. They are just as responsible and must be held to account.

He is a nasty piece of work. The lying scum must pay.
3068 days ago by Bluepiescam
To all the workers at Blue Pie. If you watch someone doing a crime, and do nothing, you are just as responsible and accountable to the countless victims as the perpetrator Damien Reilly himself.

Do the right thing workers at Blue Pie. Collect evidence and hand it over to the right authorities. You will stop countless innocent victims of being robbed of their money, their hard work and their passion.

If Damien can rip off all these people, what's to say he won't rip you off someday?

Do the right thing, stand up for what is right. We all know what that is.
3068 days ago by Bluepiescam
http://www.crsaustralia.gov.au/report_fraud.htm#reporting

I suggest we all put in a report here.

Also to ASICS - report to ASICS and if you are a customer ACCC

The police take fraud claims too.
3045 days ago by Cindy Houston
I am surprised more people are not seeing this site. Of course, we all know what a genius Damien is with technology. Just got calls regarding 2 more artists who were scammed out of 30k from Damien Reilly/Blue Pie a few weeks ago. Any associates with that company must know what is going on; although they try to deny it.
3014 days ago by STOP DAMIEN THE SCAM ARTIST!!!
hey i personally worked for this scam bullying con artist. i saw first hand how he lied to all the artist and schemed so hard. his best friend is a lawyer and i saw how they got themselves out of anything. I know working for him was the lowest part of my life and regret my time there completly. At the time though he would promise you so much and lie his way around making you stick in there. i use to go months and months without any pay and i would see those workers that would just quit not get a paid a thing that they were owed. The only reason i would stay working is so that i could get what he owed me in pay back. he use to get interns come from a school in paris and just exploit the crap out of them. he never taught them a thing and there was no pay what so ever. at one point we had 15 interns from france. he also use to put ads in for workers and would bring them in for a "trial" for a week but what he really was doing was getting free work for a week. also when he claimed bankrupt us workers didnt even know. he had changed the companys name and we didnt even know. he is so smart in being able to convience people that everything was ok. I and everyone that worked for this spaz would love to take him down!!! justice needs to be served!!! and would help anyone thats ready to take him down!!!
2988 days ago by Nemisis
For all those people that have expressed an interest in bringing this toxic slime to justice rest assured that moves are underway to do just that. If you would like to join the party, then watch this space. He has ripped off too many people over too many years and everybody knows what he is doing. Musicians that have been promised things that never eventuate. His exploitation of employees and the use of the French interns has left him with too many enemies.

If you are a musician that has a claim against him get in touch with APRA and ARIA and report what he has been doing and see if they are interested in cleaning up their industry rather than just poncing around at award shows.

Reilly, if you are reading this, you will have nowhere to run to this time. I see that even your brother in law has realised that you are a lost cause and has abandoned the sinking ship.

Payback can be a bitch!!!
2987 days ago by [email protected]
Damien, if you are reading this, stop ripping people off. Pay your debts and be a man. "I know you are a good person" but you need to realise that you can't get away with this kind of behaviour. Not forever anyway. Damien, "I've been in this industry for 20 + years and I have never come across anyone who" doesn't pay the bills "like you do!"
2947 days ago by Pooperscooper
Music Clout has posted an opportunity to have indie artists submit content to be a part of their roster. Someone needs to take this down before another artist gets ripped off.
2933 days ago by Davy
He has owed my wife money for well over a year and I know of many including his staff who have not received their monies owed until they threaten him by using the judicial system. He is a thief and his words are lies! Beware of this man he is a promise you the world and steal all you have person...
2900 days ago by Blue Pie Artist
As a Blue Pie artist - we trust that the correct royalty is paid to us through the Bluepie control panel. This is a question to former employees of Blue Pie really: are these figures manipulated in anyway?
2879 days ago by Past Employee
Hi Blue Pie Artist,


As a former employee for a year, I can answer that question.

How it works is you pay huge fees for all sorts of work that ends up just being done by interns who are nowhere near qualified to be doing any sort of work. All the documents that are sent to you explaining the time we spent doing certain things are all made up on the spot and the artists aren't at all taken seriously. I can't tell you about royalties as that was never discussed with the staff but I can say things like your biography or the social media work is never done to the extent which we would say it is.

If any artist ever emailed with a query we would just throw some bullshit the artists way to make it look like we were doing more. This was because none of the staff were getting paid and more times often than not, most of the work was just being done by interns who weren't trained at all.

Damien Reilly is now in a situation where he owes so many workers money he can't hire any new staff, so the entire office is just running on interns who are being taken advantage of. If you are currently involved with Blue Pie I would urge you to get out now.
2878 days ago by Wolfman
I got a phone call yesterday from someone who was just ripped off for $93 000 by this fucker! Amazing he is still alive!
2877 days ago by Gkings
I have intimate knowledge of how this "convicted fraudster" operates. I have been made aware of no less than six people who are owed collectively over ONE MILLION DOLLARS! This "creature" has no understanding of cause and effect- the damage he has done to so many innocent victims is so great there should be a book written about him :" How to screw people and blame everyone but oneself". I have been reliably informed that there are a number of major court cases about to hit him-its just that this prick dosn't care because he dosn't own anything! His poor stupid wife is the stooge for his elaborate corporate structure of deceit.How this arsehole can sleep at night is beyond me.
2875 days ago by Real Victim
Hi, I am one of the victims and finally decided to speak out after subjecting myself to horrendous lies form Damien. I paid AUD30, 000 in NOV 2011 with him promising to invest another similar amount to do my project. Basically getting me known by revamping all my social media and doing a cover song in LA as a promotional means. He even mentioned Tony Hatch as the arranger.

Apart from a webpage and a silly logo design which he claims cost him some AUD11, 000-00, he did nothing else. His failure to deliver always entail an elaborate story and excuse. He claimed he has spent all sorts of money by the thousands doing none existent things for me. (i.e. he cannot prove or validate any of it) Even my sales have been taken off CD Baby and I cannot even checked what tracks I have sold and how many.

He now holds distribution rights with the contract I signed and a closer inspection revealed the extent of his greed and deceit. It claimed Blue Pie has the rights to distribute my original works for at least 3 years and automatically renews itself.

He wrote an e mail promising to return me AUD12, 750-00 (half of the amount supposedly for my recording session of one song) but up to date it was as usual nothing concrete. Just more promises and delays.

I don't need to mention how close I came to being admitted to the hospital and also the damage he inflicted on my singing career.

He has been given a very very long time to resolve whatever misunderstandings he claimed others have regarding him but his actions say otherwise. I am asking for help from any of you here to provide me useful information to get recompense.

P.S. PAST EMPLOYEE please contact me.

[email protected]
2875 days ago by Real Victim
Hi, I am one of the victims and finally decided to speak out after subjecting myself to horrendous lies form Damien. I paid AUD30, 000 in NOV 2011 with him promising to invest another similar amount to do my project. Basically getting me known by revamping all my social media and doing a cover song in LA as a promotional means. He even mentioned Tony Hatch as the arranger.

Apart from a webpage and a silly logo design which he claims cost him some AUD11, 000-00, he did nothing else. His failure to deliver always entail an elaborate story and excuse. He claimed he has spent all sorts of money by the thousands doing none existent things for me. (i.e. he cannot prove or validate any of it) Even my sales have been taken off CD Baby and I cannot even checked what tracks I have sold and how many.

He now holds distribution rights with the contract I signed and a closer inspection revealed the extent of his greed and deceit. It claimed Blue Pie has the rights to distribute my original works for at least 3 years and automatically renews itself.

He wrote an e mail promising to return me AUD12, 750-00 (half of the amount supposedly for my recording session of one song) but up to date it was as usual nothing concrete. Just more promises and delays.

I don't need to mention how close I came to being admitted to the hospital and also the damage he inflicted on my singing career.

He has been given a very very long time to resolve whatever misunderstandings he claimed others have regarding him but his actions say otherwise. I am asking for help from any of you here to provide me useful information to get recompense.

P.S. PAST EMPLOYEE please contact me.

[email protected]
2873 days ago by GKing
Hi Real Victim, I am sorry to hear your plight but unfortunately you are just one of - I dont know exactly how many but there would be at least 50- artists that have been conned blatently and arrogantly by this "FRAUDSTER". I give you next to no hope of recovering your money-sorry but its the truth.
PAST EMPLOYEE is spot on! He uses interns to create shoddy work (not their fault they are inexperienced and he does not pay them) and then "boasts" to the artist about how much work Blue Pie has done for them! Total rip off. The reason why I say I doubt whether you will receive any money is because he has ripped off the wrong people this time and they wont go away. Which means, decent people like yourself will have to watch from the sidelines as Reilly and his insolvent group of companies eventually collapse.
This time he wont be able to "phoenix" himself into another "Blue Pie" because he will be made bankrupt.
Although he will probably get his stupid wife to be the owner of the next "Blue Pie".Could she be that stupid? Well, she did marry the biggest rip off arsehole I have ever been involved with so who knows?
2873 days ago by Bluepiefedup
Hi Guys, this is from the ASIC website.

Notice
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Corporations Act 2001
Paragraph 465A(c)
Regulation 5.4.01A
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR WINDING UP ORDER
Company details
Company: Blue Vault Digital Pty Ltd
ACN: 126 638 417
An application for the winding up of Blue Vault Digital Pty Ltd was commenced by the plaintiff David Nicholas on 14/06/2012 and will be heard as set out below.

Hearing details
The details of the hearing are:
Court: Federal
District/State: New South Wales
Place: Law Courts Building
Queens Square
Sydney NSW 2000
Date and time: 09:30AM, 31 August 2012
Action number: NSD824/2012
Copies of documents filed may be obtained from the plaintiff's address for service.
Plaintiff's details
Plaintiff's address for service:
Place: C/O Schofield King Lawyers
Level 2, 255 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Telephone: (02) 9146 4596
Facsimile: (02) 8088 4300
Any person intending to appear at the hearing must file a notice of appearance in accordance with the rules, together with any affidavit on which the person intends to rely, and serve a copy of the notice and any affidavit on the plaintiff at the plaintiff's address for service at least 3 days before the fixed date for the hearing.


Plaintiff or Plaintiff's legal practitioner:
Address Schofield King Lawyers
Level 2, 255 Castlereagh Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Contact person
Alistair Stewart
Contact number (02) 9146 4596
Facsimile (02) 8088 4300
Email [email protected]
2863 days ago by Nemisis
Blue Vault Digital has now been placed into liquidation
2862 days ago by Real Victim
What about Blue Pie. Is someone going to do something to shut them down as well? They are the main operators and should cease being a company !
2861 days ago by Real Victim
Can anyone let me know if there are any ongoing lawsuits to close down BluePie?

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