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DJ Gael D'Avrincourt
Out of professional courtesy, this is a warning to anyone doing business in the future with this Mauritius/Melbourne based DJ/Producer Gael D'Avrincourt.

https://www.facebook.com/gael.davrincourt3

I did some work for him, and as I've done for the past few years with everyone I've worked with, I delivered the final files and invoice in a single email. I've always maintained a level of trust with everyone I work with, and have never had any issues.

However, unlike all my other clients, he didn't pay. I've sent multiple kind emails requesting payment over the past month, all have been ignored. As the kicker, he's since used the mastered song to enter competitions and post it around the internet.

The music business is a small world Gael D'Avrincourt, and stepping on people who help you along the way is only going to come back and sting you later on.
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Shithouse. Shit name as well for a DJ.
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People are shit. Hope you get your money in the end even though it's about more than just that.
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I think it's great when you type "DJ Gael D'Avrincourt" into google this thread is the first thing that comes up.
Way to get your name out there Mr DJ Gael D'Avrincourt. What a idiot.
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Good on you for naming and shaming Tim, it's definitely best to get the knowledge out there for the sake of other businesses like yours as well as dissuading promoters from hiring the douche. Talk about shooting your potential career in the foot when anyone who googles you finds out you're a piece of sh!t.

Also; have you considered small claims division or is it too frivolous to bother?
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It's too frivolous to do small claims, although I'd love to just because

It's not the money, it's the principle. Especially since he went and used the track to enter contests and CD comps afterwards. It would have been a totally different situation if he just said he was too broke or something, but to outright stiff me is just not on.
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You got stiffed... that's so gae...l...

I'll show myself out.
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Have you made any money from him before? I guess you could call yourself fortunate to be able to make cash from working with audio in the first place. A lot of us producers spend much more hours than a mastering engineer on one track and never see any sort of reward for all that effort.
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Have you made any money from him before? I guess you could call yourself fortunate to be able to make cash from working with audio in the first place. A lot of us producers spend much more hours than a mastering engineer on one track and never see any sort of reward for all that effort.

Pretty sure TA makes music too.
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I've put a few hours into making music over the past decade. My discography up till the end of 2011: http://www.timothyallan.com/discography/

I'm well versed in working loads on tunes for no money

However, this is a job and it pays my mortgage. Would you be alright if your boss decided to not pay you for half a days work?
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let's see if this piece of shit accepts me as a "friend" on facebook.
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Quote:

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Have you made any money from him before? I guess you could call yourself fortunate to be able to make cash from working with audio in the first place. A lot of us producers spend much more hours than a mastering engineer on one track and never see any sort of reward for all that effort.

Not sure of the point of this post. Serious or not?
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I wouldn't trust this Gael D'Avrincour as far as I could throw him, hope all he posts cause google to keep this thread up the top nd you either get your money back or it effects all of his future endeavours .
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what a dick

http://soundcloud.com/gael-davrincourt

i told him there
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Aw... he removed it... how surprising...

Anyway, I guess there will always be people like that. Hope it doesn't make you more apprehensive about how you deal with clients in the future Tim. Best of luck going forward.
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This hurts

As a fellow Mauritian (and as others of diff natios have experienced) I find myself labelled with a stigma all because of the dick smokers miss representing us out there.

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I did the same although couldn't help throwing in some colourful language. Hopefully he gets the idea that he has to pay up, or this is going to follow him around plenty.

Edit: Also Kurupted, no one's focusing on his heritage, we're all well aware it's him as an individual being a knob .
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Oh cool, seems like he's sorted it out with Tim.

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"@MachineToolOperation: i deleted your comment because this is not an issue anymore and was a misunderstanding. i have talked to Timothy Allan and im pretty sure he understands everything now."

ITM keyboard muscle flexin ftw.
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Received a verbose apology, and payment, from him last night. Looks like I owe you guys a beer

edit: There was no misunderstanding.
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Maybe send PT a message and see if he'll delete this thread in kind form DJ Douche making good with the coin.
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Received a verbose apology, and payment, from him last night. Looks like I owe you guys a beer

edit: There was no misunderstanding.

I guess he misunderstood the way the world works.
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Feel good story that belongs on a show like the 7pm project.

Personally, would only advocate a thread deletion if the "misunderstanding" element in the Soundcloud comment was reworded to reflect reality.
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There was no misunderstanding.

I didn't think so.
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: There was no misunderstanding.

Does this mean that he relented under pressure and terming it a 'misunderstanding' is an under-exageration, or was it a genuine oversight on his part?
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Quote:

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Does this mean that he relented under pressure and terming it a 'misunderstanding' is an under-exageration, or was it a genuine oversight on his part?

Or did DJ Gael sign up to inthemix to set the record straight in the thread which bears his DJ name at the top of a google search?

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