Indie Rock

Indie rock band Ex Cops calls out McDonalds for not paying bands at SXSW showcase

The chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4.

The chain will unveil initial details on a plan to turn around its fortunes on May 4.  (Copyright Reuters 2013)

The indie rock band Ex Cops was invited by McDonald's to play a show the fast-food chain is promoting at the 2015 SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, one of the preeminent festivals for up-and-coming groups.

The multi-billion dollar corporation's offer of payment?

Zero. Zilch. Nada.

This did not sit well with the band, and half of the pop/punk duo, Brian Harding, responded on Facebook with the group's rationale for declining the gig, an open letter that has since gone viral.

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