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Why is Venetian Snares in financial trouble?
Old 20th September 2015
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Why is Venetian Snares in financial trouble?

I'm sure some of you know about Aaron Funks Tweets and Facebook request about being in "serious financial trouble". He asked his fans for help, and many did. As a result, he recently released a free album on his Bandcamp page as gratitude to his fans. However, I never found any info online about the nature of his financial problems? Just wondering because he's an established artists with a sh*tload of releases to his name. I'm sure being a breakcore legend doesn't make one a millionaire, but I'd imagine one would be able to make a decent living. Plus, I'm sure you've seen photos or videos of him with tons of modular gear. I can't afford a single one of those and I have a decent paying full-time job. So.... any info on the details of him being financially screwed?
Old 20th September 2015
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too much free downloads..
Old 20th September 2015
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too much free downloads..
Is this a guess or do you actually know? I doubt this is the reason since his plea came strongly and very suddenly with no explanation.
Old 20th September 2015
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Well it's implied when he asked people to pay for his music..
Old 20th September 2015
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he's not, he just got a dopeass PR / Marketing guy recently.

profits through the roof!
Old 20th September 2015
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Mind your own business/**** gossiping
Old 20th September 2015
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There was a brief mention on a comment he made on Facebook last week about his scummy manager running off with everything. Whatever it is, I'd assume it's serious and he's probably just trying to deal with it, and will give a proper explanation when he's able.
Old 20th September 2015
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Mind your own business/**** gossiping
It's not gossiping when the person himself posts something dramatic like that on FB and Tweets it without explaining any details. Don't be such a ****.
Old 20th September 2015
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By all means, speculate about it in this thread, but keep in mind that asking people to pay for his records doesn't mean we're entitled to know about his finances.
Old 20th September 2015
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He's on FB, why not ask him?
Exactly. If you really don't think it's rude, and you feel entitled to know, go ahead and ask him personally.
Old 6th December 2019
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Looks like VS is re-releasing an old album now. What was the deal with the financial situation - did he get ripped off by a manager or something?
Old 8th December 2019
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Looks like VS is re-releasing an old album now. What was the deal with the financial situation - did he get ripped off by a manager or something?
Yeah...I don’t really know anything other than what I posted years ago, but as far as I know he basically woke up one day and found his manager had ripped him off.

The album he’s re-released was his first record, with some bonus cuts.
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