Don’t piss off Levelz.


Seriously, do not piss off Levelz.

The Manchester music collective is making the news right now for a rather disturbing, and often all too common, offense. It seems that Elastic Artists, an agency responsible for booking shows for artists like Nom de Strip, DJ Sliink, and collective Levelz, is currently unable to pay artists for shows they’ve already played.

Unfortunately, this is not uncommon in music. However, what is uncommon is the way that Levelz has decided to get back at Elastic. In order to inflict as much public shaming on Elastic as possible, Levelz members have ‘hacked’ the website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram of Elastic.

SORRY TO ALL THE ARTISTS AND AGENTS WHO ARE NOW BROKE AT XMAS LIKE WE ARE.

Posted by Elastic Artists on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

LEVELZ PHASE 2AND WE’RE BACK! #LVL13

Posted by LEVELZ on Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Levelz gained control of the Elastic Artists Twitter nearly five hours ago, and has used it as a platform to retweet all of the grievances from unpaid artists, as well as support from artists voicing their sympathies.

https://twitter.com/elasticartists/status/671806502596907008

Special attention is being made to implicate Elastic Artists as an agency, rather than the agents who actually did their jobs.

Like was mentioned before, the sad thing is that this is not the first time an artist won’t get paid, and it won’t be the last. And it might be detrimental to Levelz career, in that agencies might be wary of bringing them on as clients in the future, lest anything happen financially that prevents them from paying clients.

The good thing is that the issue is being brought to people’s attention, and that laymen are learning that this is a real, on-going issue in music.

 

Thanks to Dani Deahl and Origin for bringing this issue to our attention.