Plus Crier, The Artist Who Never Existed
Who is Plus Crier? Plus Crier is a “band” from the early 70’s, why did I put band in quotation marks? I’ll get to that in a minute. First off, I’ll start with some of their songs. A few of Plus Crier’s songs were Carrots, Ships in the Bay, Room 21, In the Lobby, and popular hit At The Mall. Their 2 albums were In The Lobby which was released in 1973 and At The Mall which was released in 1975. The song At The Mall took off, it was added to Spotify, Apple Music, Amazon Music, etc. Then suddenly, it all disappeared. Plus Crier’s music was gone. It was taken off Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, you name and music platform, it was gone. When something like this happens it’s normally something that happened with the copyright, the record label, or some other legal issue, and that’s exactly what happened. The popularity of At The Mall caught the attention of De Wolfe Music. De Wolfe Music is a huge British music company that specializes in the entertainment industry. They make music for all sorts of big Hollywood company’s. 5 years after Plus Crier released At The Mall, De Wolfe Music released the song Mr. Lucky, which sounds identical to At The Mall. This sounds pretty strange because why would a massive music company copy a song, and why would Plus Crier not say anything about it? The song Mr. Lucky was composed by Sir Karl Jenkins who is a well respected artist in the music industry. Now At The Mall and Mr Lucky aren’t the only Plus Crier songs that sound like other songs according t0 https://www.albumoftheyear.org/user/paralirava/album/260580-at-the-mall/ A bunch of other Plus Crier songs sound the same as other songs. I also found it strange that a band from the 70’s would re-upload all their music in 2020. I also found it weird that there was no photos of the band anywhere. That’s because Plus Crier isn’t a real band from the 70’s. Plus Crier is a YouTube downloader bot that took some old songs, put a bit of a spin on them, then posted them. They put the input date as 1975 so they seemed legit.
Quiz on Plus Crier here!