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Interesting Forbes article. I've long since written Jordis Unga off, but I hope that we'll see more investigation into kickstarter campaigns that take the money and run.
I just tweeted that Forbes article to her. What a shame. Just a shame.
I haven't received anything either. I am so disappointed in her for letting all her fans down. I could care less about the $$ but can't believe she would just drop off the radar & not give a shit!
Yeah I really liked Jordis when she was on Rockstar and I thought it was cool she was on The Voice. What I don't like is that I believed in her and genuinely wanted to but her album. Not so much anymore.
I just saw the Forbes article. Ha! I no longer care about receiving her crappy CD (wish I could have my money back) but I would love some karmic justice. She is a fraud and I hope "what goes around comes around."
I'm not sure this is a list Jordis wants to be on. But you reap what you sow.
Still waiting for my signed CD, what a let down....
We all should have known, she's been failing at everything she's doing so , not so surprised she would dupe us!!
I'm in the same boat. No signed photo, no CD, no ability to download the album. This is the second Kickstarter campaign that I've contributed to and gotten nothing. So far, I'm 0 for 2.
I haven't received a thing either. As so many others have said I am so disappointed in her, not because of the money but because I believed in her and loved her artistry as a musician. Can't believe she let all of her fans down.
Didn't get a thing, and wasn't able to download the songs either. So disappointed by this whole ordeal
Never have been able to download the songs and not received the signed CD in the mail. Not happy about this
So if everyone that posts in this comment section is a backer, couldn't there be a way to post the songs so just backers could get them? Maybe that way people would feel less slighted by this whole thing? I will think about posting them somewhere and how this could work so only backers could download. Maybe on a request basis?
Cover songs? Shit, I never got ANYTHING from this fraudulent campaign. I should call my lawyer...
Did anyone ever receive a download of the cover songs that were talked about? Just curious. Honestly, I was happy with the WAV files I was able to download, they were 24bit 44.1khz which tells me they were never mastered, but I took the liberties for that. I surprised by the genre of music, I was hoping for a couple rock power ballads, but it was decent. I am shocked to see all the comments here, a lot of people feeling cheated. I never got my CD, but having a studio and mastering it myself, I burned my CD. I always thought Jordis would end up to be something special, a little disappointing to see that won't come true given the people ready to give her "her chance" in the music industry for the most part ended up slighted.
I found a Jordis Unga page on Facebook a few weeks ago, not the music one, but it looks like a personal one that her aunt even comments on. I decided to comment on it about this kickstarter. And guess who is now blocked from that page?
Just so disappointed in her.
As long as you don't go to other social media to turn the heat up on Jordis, she will never respond. I got my underwhelming CD and photos. You're not missing much but you did spend your money on them. You should get them.
I think we all knew very early on that this was a bad investment. It's really a shame. Chalk it up to stupidity, but not ours...hers.
To be honest when I heard the music I wasn't impressed at all. Can't say that I'm even upset that I didn't get a copy. I wasn't even able to download the digital copy. I'll use my future donations for worthy causes by giving to the less fortunate and not the unfortunate. Another reason to stay away from reality TV. It's not reality at all.
Con artist, not musical artist.
Morris gives Kickstarter a bad name, and stole my money
I still haven't received the autographed CD for the pledge I made three years ago. I even sent a private message with my updated mailing address, but I never got a response. At this point, I'm not interested in the album any more. :-/
This was an extremely disappointing investment. I did not receive half of my promised rewards and it's been over two years since i paid my money. As someone who has worked in the music business, i know deadlines are flexible, but the album has been completed and the decision was apparently made not to honor the rewards. This makes the artist look bad and makes people hesitant to pledge to help other artists who are honest in their dealings.
Per her "aunty" on Facebook, sounds like Jordis is in Melbourne, Australia now. Glad to know that she's not letting this Kickstarter get in the way of her many vacations.
If anyone is looking for another contact route, email@example.com is the email listed on Amazon payments.
She is a con artist and liar. I contacted Amazon payments as that was how I donated. They did contact her and I received an email saying she was sorry and she working on them. I have never heard back or received the package. I hope no one buys her CD or goes to a show she doesn't deserve any support
Honestly some of the rewards are a postcard and photo. She does enough running around and such you think she could at least drop a photo in the mail once in a while. Give me a break you know all those funds went somewhere. Or were we all paying for the fancy meals and parties they were having all the time. You all saw the photos she posted. There was always good food and drink available were ever she was. Glad we all supported that. I'm certaining not out partying all the time when I owe someone something
Normally people back a Kickstarter project because they like the PRODUCT. In this case we backed because we liked the PERSON and the art she creates. For this project to fail so miserably we can't help but be soured on the person we came here to support. We gave Jordis a great opportunity and she blew it.
Fingers crossed this is the year we will receive our Kickstarter rewards for this project …. lets do this Jordis. Bring us some sunshine.
Clare you make a good point, there have been many successful kickstarters where the project creator has not only fulfilled their obligations re rewards but also treated their fans/backers respectfully. Unfortunately backing any kickstarter proiect is a risk, it's just a shame there are so many people willing to exploit it.
Came back to see if anything had changed and surprise, it hadn't. So very disappointed.
To everyone saying they would never donate to a kickstarter again- not all kickstarters are like this, I swear. I have donated many times and have been very happy. Kat Robichaud (another Voice contestant) just sent out her album to her 880 backers and posted a photo of all the packages about to be sent out, it's not always this bad. Most are very good at fulfilling their end- too bad Jordis couldn't give the same courtesy and respect to her fans.
This is my last comment here, probably. I wish you all the best!
Just saw another project I am interested in backing but I have had such a bad experience with this shit-show that I am hesitant to put faith in someone else. Hope that sits well on your conscience, Jordis...
@JordisSteals was successful in getting some backers their CDs it seems, but I'd be surprised if she sent more than the bag that she tweeted a picture of. I certainly haven't received anything, not any message to verify address since she collected those about two years prior.
I thought it hilarious she should claim this all blew up when she went phoneless for one day - it had been going on for months and kickstarter were well aware of it but have no power to compel her to deliver on rewards.
I've written this project off, as well as any good will or support I had for Jordis. I can't fathom being able to rip off so many people and just walk away, but that says more about her morals than anything else.
Went back to Twitter to dig this up....
@JordisSteals did his/her campaign Aug 6 there abouts. Jordis had to say this on her tweet on Aug 7: "woah...i go phoneless for my birthday and the shit hits the fan!!! the irony of it all is i spent my bday week getting all backer rewards"
Getting ALL backer rewards... now that's a laugh and a lie for ya. Too bad @JordisSteals was shut down for harassment because he/she said nothing but the truth.
Wowww... I haven't been on here in months but came on today hoping that Jordis had vindicated herself in some way. Again I am disappointed.
It seems that Jordis did just enough after the Twitter campaign by @JordisSteals made her fulfill some of the rewards.
I am a $350 backer, and I did get the physical CD and autographed pics. By then, I was hardly interested whatsoever. To tell you the truth, I don't know where it is now. The CD was simply horrible. We all got to know Jordis on RockStar with her edgy rock sound. I don't know what the heck to call the music on that CD. I'm not being mean just honest. I am after all a former fan. I didn't get the rest of the rewards for the $350 level.
For those of you intent on defending her, save yourself some grief. Those who have received nothing from this are in no mood to hear it, and you will subject yourself to their anger and disappointment. At this point in time, there really is no defense.
Yeah i don't think we will ever get the physical product in the mail.
I have yet to get anything for backing you so disappointed in this.
Sorry for the misspellings in my previous post. Hope you can understand it. 1st sentence should be 'I agree with so many of you'.
I agree with sp mamy of you. I like Jordis' voice and think she is a talented individual but she never followed thru with the rewards. I did get the free digital download of the album, but that is it. No autographed pics and other things that were promised for backong this project. Kind of soured me on backing any project.
I'm just kinda of curious regarding this train wreck. I wonder if any of the really high dollar backers got their rewards. Stuff like The jacket, credit in the liner notes, associate producer credit on the first video (ha!) stuff like that. I was conned out of $35, but I really feel bad if anyone handed multiple hundreds over to this swindle and hasn't gotten jack in return.
I can't express how disappointed and sad that I am as I have not received anything for my $50 pledge. I even bought the album from iTunes, thinking that Jordis had probably taken on too much. I can't even listen to that album or any other song by her anymore and that is a shame because she has a beautiful voice. I just feel conned out of my money.
WHERE IS MY CD. BRUTAL. JUST BRUTAL. YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELF.
Matt, I understand your feelings, I did say that in my first post. I get it, I just don't personally agree with name calling....that's all.
Beth, I am not looking to get into a drawn out argument with you, because as you correctly stated, my beef is with Jordis.
But… if you go back and re-read your initial post, you will see that you did indeed CLEARLY try and speak for all 1,424 backers… twice.
First, you stated “Everyone gave money for rewards with one purpose…” When you use “everyone” that sure sounds to me like you are speaking for all of us.
Later, you stated “when you all gave with the intention of…” There again, when you use “you all” it sure sounds like to you are trying to speak for us all.
You are correct, you are entitled to your opinion. But you are not entitled to tell me what my motivation was for backing her, nor to tell 1,424 people what their motivation was. You are not entitled to tell us she made good on her promises when she didn’t. You are not entitled to chastise anyone for calling her a thief, when that’s clearly what she is. I entered into an agreement with her to give her money in exchange for something. Quid pro quo. She did not give me what she promised. Pretty simple.
If you are happy knowing that she put out a record, and don’t care about the rest, great – good for you. I’m sure you are not alone. But don’t tell me or any of the other pissed off/disappointed (former) fans that we don’t have a right to feel the way we feel, or what our intentions were in backing her.
Whoa.... Matt... why are you attacking me? Back off, just stating my opinion which I am entitled to as a backer just like you. The fact is she had 1424 backers, neither myself NOR YOU have the right to speak for all 1,424. Just expressing my opinion, if it's off base ok, but, please remove your anger when directing it at me.
Well, Beth Hohlier Than Thou, I'm glad you are apparently psychic and know exactly what everyone's motivation was when pledging. You say (paraphrased) "Everyone gave money, with one purpose,for her to make a record... and she did that... so she's not a thief."
How do you know that was the sole reason behind EVERYONE's pledge? How the hell do you know my "main intention" was simply helping her make a record? The bottom line is she promised tangible rewards, which she did not produce. So, um, yeah, that would make her a thief.
And maybe it's just me, but if it were me, on Day 1 of receiving the $75,949, first thing I would have done was put aside whatever money I figured it would take to make good on my promised rewards to show my appreciation to these incredible 1,424 people who helped me fulfill my dream, something I was clearly not able to do without their help. THEN, I would have used whatever was left to fund the project. Let's not forget, she brought in $42,649 MORE than her goal, so there shouldn't have been any problem fulfilling her rewards. How much can it possible cost to mail an autographed pic or postcard for pete's sake?
And how you want to continue to protect her, and make excuses for her, when she has CLEARLY ignored us all and just doesn't give a crap about 1,424 strangers who allowed her to fulfill her dream is mind boggling to me.
Yeah, you are 100% correct that most of us are just disappointed that she turned out to be such a crappy human being. But you are equally wrong to try and act all Hohlier than thou and chastise us for calling her a 'thief' when the facts show that she is just that...
and oh yeah, the record sucks donkey balls.
I understand how people feel slighted...BUT calling Jordis a thief and such is really off base. Everyone gave money for rewards with one purpose, to help Jordis make her first record. She did that. Obviously she made a record, it's on itunes and I was able to download it here so not sure why others couldn't? She completed the project, no money was stolen or taken as she used the money clearly for the record. What you are upset about is the reward fulfillment and the feeling that she doesn't care. I understand that point. I would bet she didn't budget for the rewards and shipping and such and is probably just embarrassed.
Calling her a thief when you all gave with the main intention of helping her make a record which she DID make isn't right. Too be fair, I think the name calling and such should stop when addressing your disappointment.
This whole experience has been very disappointing to say the least. I don't have any desire to even listen to the album, and don't want anything in the mail. Honestly, I'll probably return to sender. In retrospect, I wish I had donated my money to charity instead of Jordis.
I still have faith in you Jordis!
what really gets me is that someone created a twitter account a couple months ago called @Jordis_Steals or @Jordis_Stole_My_money or something like that, and THAT really seemed to elicite a response from her as she was responding to the guy (girl?) on Twitter, so we know she was seeing the outrage. But then, Twitter apparently closed the account as harassment or whatever.... Which is laughable, because IT'S TRUE ! Jordis DID steal our money, and truly doesn't give a shit.
Kickstarter also doesn't care, they've already received their cut.
I allowed her to swindle me twice -- bought 2 packages totaling over $100. Thanks, Jordis I have to laugh at the little note by the "post comment" button to "Be respectful and considerate", considering how respectful and considerate you have been to each and every one of your fans.