McDonald's Has "No Budget" to Pay Artists at SXSW Showcase

Kelly Conaboy · 03/05/15 11:10AM

SXSW, Austin's annual sticky-floored music industry sport coat and jeans cocaine marathon, wherein bands willingly exhaust themselves playing garbage sets for little or no money, deriving sustenance from tacos and the hope of "exposure," features a McDonald's showcase this year. And, no doy, they aren't paying.