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Matthew L. Heath

Matthew L. Heath commented

Richard/Brian....can we please get an update?
Are we going to get what we paid for?
I am nervous as this was 1 of 2 pledges i had unfulfilled yet and am afraid i'm going to end up losing my money here too now. Please keep us updated!!

Kevin martini

Kevin martini commented

Yeah an update would be nice is right considering it's been pretty quiet now for weeks

Douglas Young

Douglas Young commented

I second this motion.

Kevin martini

Kevin martini commented

Artists have not been locked out of their own campaigns either as I have other pledges going to which managment has replied to. That says a lot.. just saying!

Artist response
Richard Patrick

Richard Patrick commented

It's all about the WhiteKnight. We have to HOPE that someone comes in and helps PledgeMusic.com get through this dark time. I still have faith but this is now effecting me. I want to release reBus as soon as possible but I need the rest of the funds to finish. I love pledge but...

Kevin martini

Kevin martini commented

Release it elsewhere

Kevin martini

Kevin martini commented

Hope it all works out for you guys. Your fans alone could've ran your compaign for you vs the fraudulent episode which is currently Pledge music

Thomas W Burke

Thomas W Burke commented

i hate my job and would love to replace the pledge frausters for meager wage... i love music not money... crossing fingers for you guys!

Dustin

Dustin commented

Hey Richard! I ordered a handwritten lyric sheet at the beginning of October 2018. The expected fulfillment date is April 12, 2019 (in about a week). Since this order doesn’t include items pertaining to the new album, can I still expect to receive this next week? Thanks for your time.

Tyler McNamara

Tyler McNamara commented

Hey Richard! I truly am sorry to hear about this upsetting news to both artists and fans with PledgeMusic. I did read about Sound Royalites advancing $3mil to affected artists to help elevate some of the issues with what is going on. I don’t know if Filter was entitled to any of that money but regardless there are still definitely good people out there. In this type of situation all you can do is have the faith that everything will work out for the best. I believe it will. I noticed in a recent post by you that Filter has not had any issues so far with PledgeMusic. That is good to hear...hope all works out for you and Brian and this cloud of uncertainty can disappear.

zach tucker

zach tucker commented

Dear fellow music lovers. Please pull back your pledges while you still can or get refund through the bank. The bank refunds can only be captured after 90 days. The caretakers of pledgemusic.com are taking your money and running off with it while the artist and listeners are left with nothing!! Revolt!!

Artist response
Richard Patrick

Richard Patrick commented

I really hope they can solve their issues because I absolutely adore this platform. If I had the money I would buy PledgeMusic, interview and hire new accountants and get it going again. This is taking the wind out of our sails.

Joe Veen

Joe Veen commented

Will the new album be released on PledgeMusic? or should I be looking for a refund? I would rather have a digital download then my cash back. :(

Richard Ijams

Richard Ijams commented

Queensrÿche is the far right...no hope from them...some jump the gun???

ANDREW B

ANDREW B commented

Given the rampant allegations of fraud that have surfaced against Pledge in recent months, I ask that Richard Patrick *please* update us on the status of our orders. Our cards were charged on November 24th, 2018, and we are at the point where if we don't initiate a chargeback now, we will lose the right to do so. Thank you.

Stubborn Puppet

Stubborn Puppet commented

I suggest you don't wait. PledgeMusic has gone totally silent on everyone... they haven't paid any other artists or given any refunds in months, why would Filter be any different?

Douglas Young

Douglas Young commented

I wonder if Pledge has locked artists out? Does Filter even have access to post here anymore? We were getting a ton of updates right up until the “initial release date” and after it passed - it’s been silent around here. I’m surprised there wasn’t a post about El Paso - given what happened.

Stubborn Puppet

Stubborn Puppet commented

Pledge hasn't locked out the artists. As far as I can tell, they still have the ability to post, make changes, etc. But, Pledge did suggest to a lot of artists that they should lock down their page to stop taking new pledges - citing that if a person was given a refund for a particular item which is currently sold out, and hadn't been fullfilled, that the site was automatically making those items available to new orders... which is bad if you can't afford to pay to manufacture that item in the first place.
Anyhow, I've been on another pledge where the artist is owed almost $100,000.00 by Pledge... and neither the artist nor the thousands of fans have been refunded a single penny for a project that was due a year ago.
It truly is time to give up hope.

Stubborn Puppet

Stubborn Puppet commented

By the way, Pledge owe's me $180 still - they've marked my account as "incomplete payment" after they initially asked me for my bank routing information to wire me a refund... but since then, I've seen no refund and they will not respond to any of my emails or messages.

ANDREW B

ANDREW B commented

I would just advise everyone to protect themselves. I just received the Filter mass email about the campaign. Instead of addressing the issue with our orders (as other artists have done), the composer of that email essentially just said they have faith in the company and that it's a good long-term investment. Note: I was burned on a different Pledge from another artist recently as well (Pledge fraud) and I was also burned on a different crowdfunding platform (artist fraud).

Artist response
Richard Patrick

Richard Patrick commented

We have faith it’s going to work out.

Luis Prado

Luis Prado commented

Richard, I'm not even questioning your artist integrity, I will support Filter if you decide to move to another platform, just please protect us by updating promptly if we need to retrieve our contribution. Love.

Colin Massey

Colin Massey commented

Hey Rich,

So has it all gone tits up with Pledge or is there something more sinister or fraudulent going on?

Enquiring minds and all that

Keep on with the tunes pal, like what you done so far #ReBus #filter2019

Cody Hard

Cody Hard commented

Totally not cool what happened to you guys in El Paso. Come play in Cedar Rapids. We will treat you right bro.

Artist response
Richard Patrick

Richard Patrick commented

They said they got a bomb threat because we said we might speak out against dear leaders agenda. Such little snowflakes. Bless their hearts we still got paid