This might be a stretch to be considered true L.A. news, but I know a few of the readers here work for the company mentioned…
The Consumerist is reporting that those wiley marketing geniuses at Epic Records have been trying to hire unpaid student
stooges interns to plant reviews on MySpace and blogs…
‚ÄúDo you blog, have lots of firends at your MySpace page, and love music?‚Äù asked the ad at entertainmentcareers.net.
Epic Records, a subsidiary of Sony BMG, ‚Äúis looking for skilled, motivated interns to promote artists on social networking sites like MySpace, Purevolume, Facebook and others.‚Äù
In return for selling out and buying in, you get college credit and a tick point for your resume, which should be very useful should you be seeking a job in the future requiring little to no integrity, like marketing.
The ad has since been pulled, but the Consumerist has a link to the Google cache.
Remember that Sony BMG recently settled a class action suit against them for installing malicious anti-piracy spyware on the computers of people who legally purchased their music. Oh, how I love companies that show respect for their consumers.