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Ozzy gets Pay-For-Screwed


11-13-00 antiGUY
Ozzy is miffed at MCY for airing a Pay-Per-View concert on Nov 10th on iN DEMAND and DirecTV pay-per-view. According to Osbourne's Ozzfest publicity team the concert was taped with the understanding that it would be aired twice as a free webcast. But further reading of the fine print allowed MCY to offer the taped concert on the pay-per-view service. 

Almost all of the artists involved with Ozzfest urged fans to boycott the pay-per-view broadcast. Aside from Ozzy Osbourne other groups like Disturbed, Godsmack, Pantera, Static-X, Kittie, Methods of  Mayhem, Soulfly, and Slaves on Dope had all asked fans to join in the boycott. 

MCY responded by saying that their agreement with Osbourne gave them pay-per-view rights.  "Our contract with Osbourne Management and our rights to both the webcast and broadcast of Ozzfest 2000 are clear and unambiguous. Osbourne Management granted MCY the pay-per-view rights to Ozzfest 2000 but now, in the eleventh hour, has apparently decided not to honor its legal obligation. We intend to hold
Osbourne Management to its contractual commitment, and look forward to bringing this incredible show to fans across the country. Artists' rights have always been of primary importance to MCY and will continue to be."

The artist counter saying they have not seen or approved the concert film and none of the artists will receive compensation for the $20 a pop pay-per-view broadcast. 
 


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