August 01, 2005
money makes you famous
Eliot Spitzer's fight to end payola has been making progress, though it's far from over...
"But in the end, even within the tighter restrictions, the major labels simply have more money and manpower to wheedle programmers into adding their music to broadcast play lists."
"Payola restricts access to the public airways; only artists whose labels are willing and able to pay get played. Listeners who might enjoy something else won't hear it from stations on the take. And when fans go to the record store, they'll find that payola has driven up the price of CD's."
"like it not, every popular song you've ever loved has reached you via some chain of pay-for-play machinations"Posted by halsey at August 1, 2005 08:39 AM