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(Some Guy)   So, you've overpaid for security and costs are spiraling out of control. As organizers for the Olympics, what do you do to make up savings? C: Stiff the musicians   (corporatewatch.org) divider line 14
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2012-06-27 04:36:07 PM
Well, you don't need them (no one goes to the Olympics to hear music) and it's not like you're going to be asking them back to the Olympics, so why not?

/besides that it's a dick move
 
2012-06-27 04:41:09 PM
Stiffing them implies you used their services and then refused to pay. The article makes it clear that they were *bargaining* with the performers for a better rate. A rate of 0.
 
2012-06-27 04:41:57 PM
April 5, 2012, way to stay on top of things, Subby
 
2012-06-27 04:44:07 PM
Color me unsurprised. The London 2012 organizers have been doing an excellent job of handing money out by the truckload to their "security consultants" while ensuring that their corporate sponsors are protected from even the slightest hint of competition anywhere near viewing distance of any Olympic event, all while over-spending on event venues and bribing the IOC to get the Olympics in the first place. This is just one more sign of the insanity that is in control at the London 2012 organizer's offices.
 
2012-06-27 05:01:57 PM

ClavellBCMI: while ensuring that their corporate sponsors are protected from even the slightest hint of competition anywhere near viewing distance of any Olympic event,


That's what the purpose of sponsoring an event is. If the competition has the opportunity to get their logo on things and create their own tie-in, they've essentially pirated your sponsorship, taking all the benefit without paying anything to the organizer. And if the sponsor has paid millions of dollars, they are going to be pissed off at the event organizers for failing to protect what they paid for, and probably deny them future funds (or sue them).
 
2012-06-27 05:08:07 PM
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2012-06-27 05:11:44 PM
So, you've overpaid for security and costs are spiraling out of control. As organizers for the [insert event name here], what do you do to make up savings? C: Stiff the musicians

FTFHFY subby. It's always C, I mean "stiff the musicians."
 
2012-06-27 05:14:18 PM
Play for free ??

Ok, deal.
All I ask in return is a 2-week pass into the athlete's Olympic Orgy- er, ....Village,...Olympic Village..



Giggity !
 
2012-06-27 05:23:46 PM
Stiffing the musicians is more often option A) there, subby.
 
2012-06-27 05:42:48 PM
www.pajiba.com
"It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black."
 
2012-06-27 08:03:55 PM
So, do they get to use "Official Musicians of the London Olympics" in their advertising? Nah, didn't think so.
 
2012-06-27 09:28:34 PM
meh if they dun want to pay for live music let them use recordings.
 
2012-06-27 11:18:51 PM
Yet again why the people of Atlanta and the IOC were flipping the bird at each other as the games were wrapping up.

You dodged a huge bullet Chicago.
 
2012-06-28 01:41:52 AM
"...defense profiteer Booz Allen Hamilton..."

Oh yeah, no bias at all in this "article"
 
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