Une polémique aussi courte qu’intense a secoué cette journée avec une initiative qui, sur le papier, se défend, mais qui a été communiqué de façon extrêmement maladroite par les principaux protagonistes. De Carl Cox à Dubfire, de Nicole à Alan Fitzpatrick, une petite dizaine de DJs principalement issus de la Techno ont fait un appel aux dons. Pour une œuvre de charité ? Non … Pour leurs tour managers !
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THIS. IS. AN. UTTER. SCANDAL. Out of desperation for income in these trying times the tour managers of some of worlds richest DJs launch a mix series to try and raise donations from the public to help keep themselves afloat while out of work. And then the millionaires they work for have the audacity to beg and plead to the general public to get involved / donate give money I’m guessing so that they don’t have to themselves!!!??. What the actual fuck???????? So the DJs in question are not covering the basic costs of the loyal warriors that baby sit them 24/7 during normal touring periods????? And not only that but they’re then asking you – the out of work / broke / skint general public to put your hand in your pocket to help cover these costs – so they don’t have to??????? Am I loosing my mind here or did what I just watched actually happen? I’m truly lost for words, shocked and a little sad. Shame on the managers who advised these DJs that this was a good idea. Some of these DJs were heroes to me but now any / all respect I had has been lost. If you are one of the tour managers who work for the DJs in this video I feel deeply deeply sorry for you. You’re at their side wiping their ass every second of every day while on tour and now they won’t repay the favour by helping you with a few chunks of change from their VAST wealth????? It’s as scandalous as Victoria Beckham trying to furlough all her staff so that the tax payer could cover their costs. Luckily though – she saw sense and reversed the request when public outrage subtly reminded her she’s a fucking millionaire a hundred times over so can cover those costs out of the coins in her solid gold handbag. This lock down brings out good in some but horrors in others. If you’re going to donate to anything – donate to the NHS or your own country’s front line medical services.
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Partant certainement d’une bonne intention, la sphère Internet a réagi vivement, critiquant de toutes parts le fait que des multimillionnaires demandent de l’argent au public pour leurs propres intérêts, ainsi que nombre d’artistes du milieu, ce qui a crée un fossé (temporaire) entre les acteurs de cette initiative et les artistes dénonçant cette pratique comme Maceo Plex ou Dave Clarke. En l’attente d’un communiqué qui éclaircira cette décision.
For f$ck sake.. please give your money to real charities and NOT to rich djs and their staff.
— Maceo Plex (@MaceoPlex) May 4, 2020
Have you seen this? https://t.co/pdSn7rQTuI I’m absolutely stunned and shocked. What is this industry I’m in? What are the core values
— Dave Clarke (@DJDaveClarke) May 4, 2020
The Superstar DJs Tour Managers donation bandcamp page and Instagram account have now been deleted lolololol
— thomas lennon (@thomas_lennon) May 4, 2020