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payola

(peˈolə)
n. a bribe. (Originally a bribe paid to a disk jockey by record producers to get extra attention for their records.) The announcer was fired for taking payola.
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WHISTLEBLOWER Letter from the BBC producer which named names in payola scandal.
Not only does this good-faith move benefit the segment of the recording industry most harmed by the unfair payola practices of the big labels, it also attempts to prevent further government interference with broadcast material.
Though not a direct result of the payola scandal, threats of censorship became more urgent, not just against the film biz but against radio, television, books, magazines and newspapers.
At a time in which the entire music industry is restructuring itself simply to survive in today's unpredictable economy, payola is yet another hurdle that must be overcome, such as piracy, illegal downloading of music and the abandoning of many artists and musical genres (such as salsa) by the major record labels.
says of the payola disclosures' affect on him personally.
But the contract, which Williams did not disclose during his appearances on behalf of NCLB, may in fact violate federal laws against government propaganda and broadcast payola.
The book does have a dark edge, exposing the shady business deals, tales of payola, and personal dramas.
Here you have the music industry's dark side: Payola, the Mafia, the fact that these guys' lives were being threatened.
SEB SANDERS closed the gap on Kieren Fallon in the jockeys' championship with a double on the long odds-on Imperial Sound in the juvenile novice stakes and Payola in the mile-and-a-quarter older-horse maiden.
SEB SANDERS' hot streak continued when the in-form jockey rode a double on Imperial Sound and Payola at Ripon last night.
Generally shrouded in secrecy, the practice has been denounced by its harshest critics as a form of payola and even extortion.
We ain't just in this for the payola or the fame and fortune, it's more creative.
His statements were unsubstantiated personal commentary," said Calderon, who added that Universal has no payola policy.
Telling them what the right thing to do can be reinforced effectively with a little payola on the side, no matter how child psychologists downplay the practice.