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#1 javaknowledge

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

Been a longtime Rush Fan. Love a Rush Fan.

 

So I don't know if anybody or everybody knows about this but Walmart started a new ad a week ago that features "Working Man".  It's got me quite upset. We all know Rush is the plain speaking, upright, go their own way band. Not sure how they let Walmart use this song. Yes, I know, they've had songs used for commercials before but this is different.

 

Walmart is known for it's unethical, immoral, and sometimes unlawful practices. Don't believe me? http://en.wikipedia....lmart#Criticism

 

Here are the ads:  http://www.youtube.c...h?v=0LYI--n-tjE   http://www.youtube.c...h?v=rpsrKIrF8B4

 

I say this is wrong. I say we should let Walmart know. I say go to the videos and let them know.   :angry:

 



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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:01 AM

lol


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#3 A Rebel and a Runner

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:09 AM

I say WalMart's a business, they can contract with whomever they want for media in their advertisements.  I'd also say that WalMart's current push to sell more american-made goods is laudable and that we ought to see them as something other than a mustache-twirling villain.


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#4 Always the Winner

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:47 AM

If this has got you quite upset, you really need to get a life.

Hey...where's Perry?


#5 javaknowledge

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 09:57 AM

Wow...I am on the Rush board right? Nobody has a problem with Walmart using Rush? I guess I have to rethink everything.



#6 Digital Sam

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

I find it ironic that WalMart is touting American made products with a Canadian song.


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#7 Pressure/Hopenosis

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:39 PM

 


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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:43 PM

By the way welcome to the board javaknowledge.  Be ready for debate or don't.  It's your choice...


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#9 Feverish Flux

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 01:47 PM

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#10 OldRUSHfan

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:02 PM

As you can tell, Javaknowledge, if you didin't check out the other sub-forums in this main RUSH forum, we do have a thread about this video in the 'RUSH' sub-forum.... 'New RUSH video on Youtube' or somesuch....but yeah, we knew about it, and Walmart can do whatever they deem necessary to promote their business.  Ya gotta put up with it or don't.  I shop there for groceries because I save over $100 dollars over anywhere else near here.   Like Ben Franklin said, "A penny saved, is a penny earned."  It's what it's all about, unfortunately. moneyeyes.gif


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#11 MrSkeptic

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

Walmart has been the "villain" for so long, some of it rightly so, that most people don't know or stop to actually read about the changes they've made. It's just easier to continue parroting the same claptrap and not engage one's brain. 

 

As for Rush, it's their music and they can do with it as they please. My guess is the largest retailer in the world made them a very generous offer and they gladly accepted it. What gets me is the Rush apologists trying to make excuses. Someone on Facebook posting about this said that "they are just trying to make it in this shitty economy like the rest of us". That would be laughable if it wasn't such a pathetic statement.


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#12 Always the Winner

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 03:34 PM

Wonder if there'll be a Walmart movie on the screens when they play it next tour.
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#13 OldRUSHfan

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

LMAO! ^^^


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#14 Three Eyes

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Posted 17 February 2014 - 05:24 PM

You'd be hard pressed to find a big company that hasn't been up to some kind of shit.


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#15 fast eddie

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:56 AM

I'm not crazy about the connection between the two, it inferrs that Rush is cool with WalMart and I seriously doubt that Rush, or any of the members of Rush are "cool with WalMart". But like 3i's sez, big corps do some shitty stuff, it's all a matter of degree...it is a rather well done ad, tho, and the commitment is cool, even if it does only amount to a few percent of their purchasing over the next 10 yrs...
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#16 fenderjazz

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 03:59 AM

So are people implying that this was done without Rush's knowledge or support?  :rolleyes:



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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:03 AM

Nawww, I'm sure they were compensated, and aware of the context...it is a positive msg, but maybe a bit misleading considering the shitty overall impact WalMart has on the communities it fucks over...
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#18 Slut Puppy

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:15 AM

Yesterday, I bought a small strainer (for straining liquids in the kitchen) at a Walmart. I'd be a hypocrite if I came out against the video.

The most ironic thing is what has already been brought up: the lyric of WM is about a working stiff who can't get ahead, which, let's face it, is every Walmart employee, unless they move on in their careers...


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#19 chemistry1973

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:19 AM

You don't need to ask permission to use a track. You just have to pay for licensing.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 10:23 AM

^^^ If you know differently, do tell, but I've read that when a song is set to moving images, permission is required and a hit song can be pretty expensive. But if you're just a band that wants to cover another artist's song, no permission is needed, You just have to pay the songwriter royalties based on a federally set rate. I think it's in the area of 8 percent per unit sold. So anyone here can record and release a Rush song commercially. You just have to make sure Ged, Al and Neil get their cut of the sales.


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