Payola – could an old idea save online radio and the music industry?

October 2008

Internet, radio, record labels

Remembering that in the US terrestrial stations (but not satellite or online) pay nothing to labels to use music, this interesting article looks at the illegal practice of record labels paying radio stations to get airtime (“pay for play” or payola) and asks if a reworked idea could be a boon to the music industry.

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