Imagine Dragons Show Support for Striking Writers at Netflix Headquarters

On Tuesday, May 9, Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds and guitarist Wayne Sermon surprised everyone by showing up at the Netflix headquarters in Los Angeles, California, in support of striking writers.[0] They brought along a guitar, a speaker, and a microphone, and performed some of their biggest hits to show solidarity with members of the Writers’ Guild who are currently on strike across the entertainment industry.[1]

Reynolds spoke to a TMZ reporter about why he wanted to support the strike, saying, “We just want fair compensation for people who put in the time and are the incredible creators who drive so much of the entertainment that influences the world.[2] And we have many friends also who are writers.[3] The writers are the ones that make all the magic happen.”

According to TMZ, Sermon and Reynolds performed songs like “Radioactive” and “Whatever It Takes” while the picketers chanted “Imagine” and “Dragons.” Reynolds expressed his support for the ongoing writers’ strike in Hollywood, emphasizing the need for better compensation for the creative talent behind the entertainment industry.[3]

The writers’ strike has been ongoing since early May, with thousands of writers rallying together to demand better pay and job security. They argue that streaming services like Netflix are not paying writers enough for their work, resulting in an unfair distribution of profits. The strike has caused major disruptions in the entertainment industry, with many TV shows and movies facing delays or cancellations.

Imagine Dragons’ support for the striking writers is a significant gesture that highlights the importance of fair compensation for creative talent. As Reynolds pointed out, writers are the ones who make all the magic happen in the entertainment industry, and they deserve to be adequately compensated for their contributions.[3]

The strike is ongoing, and it remains to be seen whether the industry will respond to the writers’ demands. However, with high-profile supporters like Imagine Dragons showing their solidarity, the writers have a strong voice that cannot be ignored.

0. “Imagine Dragons Performs Acoustic Concert For Striking Writers Outside Netflix” TMZ, 9 May. 2023,

1. “Imagine Dragons perform in support of Writer’s Guild strike at Netflix headquarters in LA: Watch” Opoyi, 10 May. 2023,

2. “Imagine Dragons Performed An Acoustic Set At The WGA Strike” UPROXX, 10 May. 2023,

3. “Imagine Dragons Play Surprise Show At Writers Strike Picket Line” Stereogum, 10 May. 2023,

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