Oh I’ll tell you a story about Shayan. I’m a record mixer and producer. Back in 2002 to 2007, I was producing some of the larger artists in India at that time. And in comes Shayan Italia off the streets of Mumbai, saying how he has great music and he’s going to use the internet to get rich. So he puts down the deposit for the studio and my time, sets a date to record and comes back. The first time in, we were able to get 6 tracks down and he asked me to mix them off to the side and would pay extra for the time. He even came over to the studio late at night and would work to finish up the entire album with me. After we finished, he had around 36,000INR in additional fees for the recording studio and mixing time (about $800 today). He had already paid up most of it, so the final portion wasn’t a worry for me. But then again, Shayan changed the way I do business now. Money up front or no service.
So after weeks bugging him and friends to complete the bill, he just stopped answering my calls. Like a child, he just ran away from me when I saw him. Obviously I never collected on the bill, but I did see his name pop up in a newspaper here last week and thought about that incident. So I put his name into Google, this site popped up with the title “Shayan Italia the Scammer”. And that’s my story.
He made 400,000INR with that album and couldn’t send me 10% of it. Yes you can put this on your site. Do not use my name.