The much maligned 'service for new bands', The Men From The Press, has closed down.
Launched this month, the business billed itself as 'the new cost effective and innovative ONLINE answer to PR in the music industry!'
Bands simply had to sign up at the TMFTP website (for a fee) in a bid to get their music heard and rated by journalists who would in turn be paid for their troubles.
Since the TMFTP press push was launched, it faced a barrage of criticism on Facebook and from media publications questioning its alleged “dodgy and misleading marketed dealings.”
In an anonymous statement on the TMFTP website today, the company confirmed it will cease trading.
“The whole point of themenfromthepress.com was to provide PR in a 'brand new way'
So bands, artists and small labels who simply haven't got the funds would be given a chance!
I put a hell of a lot of work into this and set TMFTP up for all the right reasons and with all the best intentions to help new bands and artists as I know how tough it is for them in this business...
But we have now been shot down in flames!
Certain publications and some traditional PR companies (who I will not name) have made it impossible for us to carry on through their constant slanderous remarks and activities which have damaged our reputation to the point where we have lost all heart with the project.
and so sadly and with great regret we have now closed!
I would like to say a very big thank you to the many bands artists and journalists who have and still support us.
Please note: All subscription and submisson fees will be refunded to the bands artists and labels who have signed up to TMFTP and we wish them the very best of luck in their futures.
I tried to make a difference but sorry guys.... they wont let us.....”