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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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Nevertheless a way must surely be found whereby both suppliers and clients can demonstrate that their commercial dealings have been entirely above board, that there have been no conflicts of interest, no bribery and no payola -- just good, tough but honest business.
While almost everyone interviewed, including individuals at both Clouds FM and ITV (a private television station) admitted that payola is a problem, but most felt payola was not to blame for destroying hip hop in Tanzania.
The PT has insisted that Lula never knew of any payola scheme, but at least another figure very close to him was implicated: Duda Mendonca, a political consultant who worked on the president's campaign, admitted in 2005 that he had received R$10.
This payola scheme is similar to the agency's longstanding practice of buying influence by doling out hundreds of millions of dollars each year to certain favored nonprofit organizations--money that, according to the inspector general and the Government Accountability Office, is dispersed with no public notice, competition, or accountability.
From historic movie house to entertainment showplace - The Payola Reserve, Wye Oak, US Royalty, the John Hardy Boys, and local radio legends Rob Timm and Alex Cortright (WRNR) have teamed up to help save the historic Senator Theatre.
The penultimate chapter on corruption was less about government or military corruption and more about the issues of journalists' poor pay scales and their need to supplement their salaries by taking payola for placing or not placing stories for clients; in short, acting more as PR functionaries than reporters.
Like payola in the music industry, lobbying is a game for middlemen who have identified a vulnerability in the process and a weakness in its practitioners.
But it should be noted Sean Garrett is not the enemy, nor is he some corpo coke-sniffer greasing DJ playlists with payola and continental breakfast on the label AmEx.
Alas, my profession has become associated with scandal, impropriety, kickbacks, and payola.
But this was the golden age of payola, of record promoters, guys who were paid to go around to local radio stations to meet and bribe tiny-souled record jockeys to play their loathsome records.
Though supposedly a paragon of "accountability" and "transparency," the fund industry, with the SEC's acquiescence, has for decades featured not just funds carrying "hidden loads," but brokerage charges padded to hide direct distribution payments or payments for "research services" via soft dollars that never show up in fund expense ratios, and revenue sharing payola.
This "pay to play" practice is known as payola and it is illegal.
After Curtis Taylor (Jamie Foxx) takes over as their manager, however, he softens their sound, gives them wigs and glamorous costumes, and uses payola to get DJs to play their songs on the air.
You certainly haven't read much about it, but insiders say there were some major shenanigans involving payola allegedly going on at those stations under Atkins and ousted General Manager Lee Clean Payola is the illegal practice of paying an air personality or station management to play a record.