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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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There is no suggestion that anyone else pictured was involved in the payola probe
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.
By no means a new problem, payola is alive and well in commercial radio worldwide and is only part of the collective virus undermining the Latin music industry.
Columnists were asked if the payola disclosures have had an impact on their own features, on their profession, and on the way they respond to paid-speaking offers.
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' hot streak continued when the in-form jockey rode a double on Imperial Sound and Payola at Ripon last night.
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.
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.