new payola investigations!

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Let's Talk About Active Rock

Fight the Real Enemy -- Tasti D-Lite (ex machina), Monday, 10 April 2006 16:06 (fifteen years ago) link

Christ almighty. I don't even see the point of trying to make such a transparently bullshit argument--radio stations got investigated for payola because everybody knew there was payola going on. It was the defintion of an "open secret." They didn't get investigated because they were playing new songs, they got investigated because record companies were giving indie promo guys millions of dollars that they were then relaying to radio stations in the form of, say, American Express "gift checks." You can play a YYYs song without having a contest involving it, if you reaaaaaally want to play it. Disgusting.

Eppy (Eppy), Monday, 10 April 2006 16:21 (fifteen years ago) link

thirteen years pass...

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