Popeyes is giving out-of-work musicians the chance of a gig, saying it will hire some of them to record its “Love That Chicken From Popeyes” jingle for use in commercials.
At first, the idea was to hire musicians in New Orleans, the fried chicken chain’s hometown, where jazz clubs and other establishments are shuttered due to the coronavirus pandemic. But Popeyes soon realized that musicians are looking for work nationwide, so it’s searching broadly for people to record videos of their takes on the jingle for a chance to be selected.
The chosen musicians’ work will be used in TV and radio spots. Popeyes says it will pay a one-time fee to the musicians for the use of their recordings, but declined to divulge the payment terms.
Musicians, take note: Popeyes has cash on hand to pay y’all.