FCC proposal could end payola probe: “Sources said that radio station groups would be required to set aside a certain amount of airtime for music produced independently. […] It was unclear how the airtime deal would work and what would qualify as ‘independently produced’ music, but the sources said that some of the commissioners are … Continue reading FCC: More Indie on the Radio
Liz Phair named in new payola lawsuit along with Avril Lavigne and Jessica Simpson. So that’s how you explain hearing “Why Can’t I” and “Extraordinary” on the radio. Busted!
Warner Music Settles Payola Probe for $5,000,000.00.
Salon: Payola is dead! Now what we will listen to? “The bizarre, sleazy system of independent radio promotion may finally have bitten the dust. But believe it or not, pop radio may get even worse.”