How Can I Avoid A&R Scams?

  • Lacy Daryll Phillips
    aka The Uncle Earl
  • Artist; Songwriter Choreographer
  • Actor; Dancer  Music Producer
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No matter what level you're at in the business, someone will inevitably approach you with very enticing promises that they can't keep. 

Lacy Phillips shares his story of being ripped off by a scammer who promised to ‘get him signed to a major label’. He offers suggestions to avoid falling for these tempting offers.


Valuable Lessons That Lacy Shares In This Video

Chasing The Dream

Understand how A&R scammers prey on your extreme desire to be 'famous'.

Doing Your Research

Learn how to check the credentials and credibility of people who approach you. 

Red Flags

Find out the red flags that you need to watch out for when conteplating a deal.


Find out the adverse repercussions that you can suffer from signing a bad deal.

Entertainment Attorney

Learn why it's critical to have an entertainment attorney look at all contracts.

Dealing With Adversity

Learn how to deal with the challenge of a setback whether it is major or minor.
About The EXPERT

Lacy Darryl Phillips, aka The Uncle Earl

Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, is an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. He is the President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience"

He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 12th successful anniversary.

Lacy has worked with recording artists Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, Exposé, Karyn White to name a few among others.

Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NYC), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NYC), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA) RAGE (LA).

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