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Attention: AFM President Blasts NFL Super Bowl Halftime Kickback Scheme

Text by Sohrab Saadat Ladjevardi

Unbelievable…! The National Football League (NFL) has reportedly asked potential Super Bowl halftime performers if they would be willing to pay the league to play at its big game. I can’t believe this?!

A couple of weeks I decided for myself not to play for free any more. Yesterday I found out that some major musicians might have played for free for the NFL’s SUPER BOWL HALF TIME event. This is a perfect example what happens in this music business industry, but on a higher and sophisticated level. In this case, much money is made by the NFL, and no money goes to the (major) performing artists who decided to play for free.

Even David Letterman made a joke about this news last night.

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Music Meets Activism: “Artists’ Pay for Radio Play” Event At Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Content Creators Coalition flierDate: February 25, 2014
Venue: Le Poisson Rouge (NY)

Review by Dawoud Kringle

On Tuesday, February 24th, Le Poisson Rouge played host to an important event which was sponsored by the NY chapter of the Content Creators Coalition. One that may well be a landmark in the unfolding of the way that the music business is conducted.

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