McDonald’s Will Now Pay The Bands Who Play Their SXSW Event

McDonald’s has changed their tune following all of the backlash they received once Ex Cops revealed that the corporation wasn’t planning on paying artists that played their SXSW showcase. “To further support these artists, all bands performing at our showcase will be compensated,” a company spokesperson told Billboard earlier today. That’s certainly a better response than “#slownewsday.” The decision was apparently reached after input from the SXSW organization and the artists that they originally approached. The lineup for the official McDonald’s showcase has not been announced yet, but it is supposed to include over 20 bands, none of which are Ex Cops.

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