[quote author=“Mowgli”][quote author=“Zurr0”]I hardly doubt Benji was doing it to “survive” there’s a difference between working and selling out. Not saying that Benji HAS sold out, but comeon….by the context of what I just read, it didn’t sound like it was a labor of love.
That was ok for me, but his work for a Nike advert made me frown a bit. Nike is a dirty company, I think it’s a pitty to let your music be used to promote such a company.
Here’s some info about Nike from wikipedia:
Nike has been criticized for contracting with factories that allegedly use sweatshop labor in countries such as China, Vietnam, Indonesia and Mexico. Vietnam Labor Watch, an activist group, has documented that Nike has violated minimum wage and overtime laws in Vietnam as late as 1996, although Nike claims that this practice has been halted. The company has been subject to much critical coverage of the often poor working conditions and exploitation of cheap overseas labor employed in the free trade zones where their goods are typically manufactured. Sources of this criticism include Naomi Klein’s book No Logo and Michael Moore’s documentaries.
Nike was criticized about ads which referred to empowering women in the U.S. while engaging in practices in East Asian factories which some felt disempowered women.
In the 90’s, Nike faced criticism for its use of child labor in Cambodia and Pakistan in its production of soccer balls. Although Nike took action to curb or at least reduce the practice of child labor, they continue to contract their production to companies that operate in areas where inadequate regulation and monitoring make it hard to ensure that child labor is not being used.
The forced labor camp like conditions in some overseas production plants led to several unsuccessful boycotts, together with coining the alternative name “swooshtika” (a portmanteau of swoosh and swastika) for the company’s swoosh logo.
These campaigns have been taken up by many college and universities, especially anti-globalisation groups as well as several anti-sweatshop groups such as the United Students Against Sweatshops. Despite these campaigns, however, Nike’s annual revenues have increased from $6.4 billion in 1996 to $15 billion in 2006.
well at least they’ve got good music to listen to while they work. :shock: :wink: