Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Jay Z's 40/40 Club at centre of protest storm

Jay Z's New York club is at the centre of a dispute over pay and working standards.
Great deals on musical instruments
He might still be reeling with the news that he's going to be a dad for the first time, but that hasn't stopped Jay Z from promoting his new album with Kanye West or having to deal with the day-to-deal hassle of being a consummate businessman. The hip hop megastar is currently renovating his New York 40/40 Club, which has been met with protests over the alleged poor standards of work and pay for those involved in the restoration. The New York City District Council of Carpenters have responded in outlandish fashion, erecting a giant inflatable rats outside of the club, claiming that Conelle Construction Corp, which has been hired to do the work, "does not meet labour standards" and that workers are being paid a "substandard wage". However, a spokesperson told the gossip sit TMZ.com that as a "non-union" building, they are not required to use union contractors. The spokesman went on to say that things have got so ugly, that some of the protestors have allegedly been hurling racist slurs at some of the workers. Last week Beyonce revealed she was pregnant saying that she wanted "I want you to feel the love that's growing inside me". [Buy Music Software Now](http://www.gear4music.com/Music-Software.html)  ADNFCR-2133-ID-800718707-ADNFCR
Posted on 5 Sep 2011 16:27 to category : Band / Celebrity News

Related Music News

thumbnail

Former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach Spills the Beans On His Less Than Complimentary Thoughts Towards Today's Rock Musicians and Their Work Ethic In the Studio

11 Jan 2017 11:33
thumbnail

The prestigious Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction will be honouring several artists this year, including prog legends Yes. Rick Wakeman has stated that he will not be attending.

3 Jan 2017 16:45
thumbnail

Laying the foundations for generations of artists to follow, the legendary musician Leonard Cohen has passed away from unspecified causes.

11 Nov 2016 10:48
thumbnail

Stating it as more of a necessity for the band, M. Shadows highlights the importance of not stagnating and keeping things exciting

31 Oct 2016 16:10
thumbnail

Cancelling his remaining shows in December due to ill health, fears arise over the guitar legends health

21 Oct 2016 17:40
thumbnail

Verified by the guitarist himself, Slash's B.C Rich played a pivotal role in Guns N' Roses rise to fame

10 Oct 2016 16:17

Recent Music News

thumbnail

After changing hands several times over the years, Kurt's revered Hagstrom will now be auctioned today with all the proceeds of the auction going to charity.

16 Feb 2017 12:31
thumbnail

The M-Audio CODE 61 and CODE 49 has been released in a stylish new black design, combining a stunning aesthetic with classic tone.

15 Feb 2017 15:33
thumbnail

Featuring an abundance of exciting new features, the M2 series promises a vast amount of creative and auditory opportunities to the discerning DJ.

15 Feb 2017 10:55
thumbnail

Suffering from a shortage of funds in recent years, the Welsh educational system has experienced a slump in students who are expressing interest in music.

14 Feb 2017 13:19
thumbnail

An excellent audio solution to the mixing processes of the modern day producer, the JBL LSR6325P Studio Monitors are currently available with a huge reduction

13 Feb 2017 11:54
thumbnail

Never before has music been so accessible. With social media, tab sites and forums at your immediate disposal, learning your favourite song couldn't be easier.

9 Feb 2017 15:22