Through yet another internet slip-up, the people behind the controversial ghostwriting site ProducerFactory have outed themselves, leaking a signed contract and several other documents onto the internet which we’ve obtained and are posting here.
ProducerFactory – aka “the WalMart of Ghostwriting” – caused a stir in the dance music community this week when their operation was exposed.
The Junker Brothers were connected to ProducerFactory in our initial post on Wednesday through similar DNS records and contact information on a site of a record label formerly owned by Marco and Sandro Junker, e-junkies.ch.
Someone we believe to be Marco Junker strenuously denied owning ProducerFactory on Wednesday night, threatening to sue this author and another forum where our story was published.
The story became surreal when someone (likely Marco or Sandro) emailed us as “Roger”, the “real” owner of ProducerFactory, who was eager to tell the world about his wonderful site and that he was absolutely not Marco or Sandro Junker.
But in an astonishing turn, the contract and other documents which verify Sandro Junker’s involvement in ProducerFactory were ostensibly posted to the internet by none other than Sandro Junker.
In effect, ProducerFactory just outed themselves.
A Signed Contract
Gaining access to the document cache required no hacking or other nefarious means of access. The cache was left unprotected and was indexed by Google. Which is exactly how I found it, after being tipped off in the comments of our first post on ProducerFactory.
Seven documents in total were retrieved from an account on a file sharing site. The account is identified as belonging to “Sandro Junker”.
The cache of files – all dated from May 31 with one exception – consists of the following:
Two were sample documents posted by the site itself and of no interest.
A .doc file titled “What we require from you to successfully upload your track”. This is a blank form to be filled out with contact information and payment details by artists submitting tracks for re-sale on ProducerFactory. No dollar amounts are listed.
A .doc file for track information – sort of a checklist for artists submitting their tracks as above.
The Holy Grail: The ProducerFactory contract in PDF form containing Sandro Junker’s contact address and signature
A brochure uploaded just one day before 5 Magazine connected Sandro Junker with ProducerFactory. This file is apparently for an unrelated family business selling farm equipment (yes, farm equipment).
A club flyer for a Gon Records night on June 1, 2013 featuring Audionatica – aka Marco and Sandro Junker. The same flyer is posted on Facebook pages belonging to Sandro Junker, Gon Records and Audionatica.
The contract is signed by Sandro Junker for ProducerFactory. In addition, the address on the contract – Hauptstrasse 99, 4854 Murgenthal, Switzerland – is also the same contact address listed in the domain registration of both ProducerFactory.com and the Junker brothers’ music website, Audionatica.com.
In addition to the addresses matching , the sites were registered by the same company (Ascio Technologies), the name servers are identical and the two sites both point to the IP address of 18.104.22.168.
If this is a frame job (spoiler: it’s not a frame job), the attention to detail is exquisite.
So there you have it. And here you have the contract, signed by Sandro Junker on behalf of ProducerFactory.
Update: For your amusement, Marco and/or Sandro Junker are in the comments below too, still sock-puppeting and pretending to be someone else.