If you think Clear Channel (who run SFX Entertainment, the world’s largest promoter of big name live acts) are THE suck, here’s the place for you. Clint Sharp has set up clearchannelsucks.org, a site that aims to be the “premier source for information about Clear Channel, its corporate mentality, and its practices, on the Internet.”
From their F.A.Q.:
- Clear Channel’s programming is subpar, in our opinion, to programming pre-industry consolidation. It has completely lost its local flavor, at least on Clear Channel owned stations.
- Clear Channel, we believe, actively takes actions which are anti-competitive. Their ownership of SFX, the largest and most powerful concert promoter in the country, along with their assets in radio lead them to favor their own radio stations for promotional tickets over other stations. Allegedly, if an artist refuses to play Clear Channel controlled venues or use them for their concert promotion they with withhold radio airplay, including paid advertisements, for that artist.