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Payola in the music industry

a history, 1880-1991
  • 278 Pages
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McFarland , Jefferson, N.C
Music trade -- Corrupt practices -- United S

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Statementby Kerry Segrave.
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LC ClassificationsML3790 .S385 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 278 p. ;
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Open LibraryOL1746046M
ISBN 100899508820
LC Control Number92056691

The book suggests that the payola hearings were a whitewash, a slap on the wrist of the little fish in the pop music industry, and avoided the real players at the top, and all subsequent acts in the play were the government gorilla reminding the crooks to police their own by: Payola is as old as the music industry and continues today.

Contrary to popular belief, the acceptance of payola is legal. (Only the nonreporting of it would be illegal.) The recipients of payola and the reasons behind it are discussed decade-by-decade. The book suggests that the payola hearings were a whitewash, a slap on the wrist of the little fish in the pop music industry, and avoided the real players at the top, and all subsequent acts in the play were the government gorilla reminding the crooks to police their own ranks.5/5(2).

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Payola is as old as the music industry and continues today. Contrary to popular belief, the acceptance of payola is legal.

(Only the nonreporting of it would be illegal.) The recipients of payola and the reasons behind it are discussed decade-by-decade. The early bribes to the minstrel groups and vaudeville players are traced, as are modern-day payments to disc jockeys and radio station.

Payola in the music industry book in the Music Industry: A History, by Kerry Segrave - Paperback Book () for $ from Music & Radio McFarland & Company Series - Brand: Mcfarland & Company, Inc. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Segrave, Kerry, Payola in the music industry.

Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, © (OCoLC) The book suggests that the payola hearings were a whitewash, a slap on the wrist of the little fish in the pop music industry, and avoided the real players at the top, and all subsequent acts in the play were the government gorilla reminding the crooks to police their own ranks.

This book's look at payola is a fascinating read, and /5(3). A payola scandal turned the world of rock radio on its head intaking down one of the eras most beloved DJs, Alan Freed, and almost costing Dick Clark his career.

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Since then, the music industry has made an effort to crack down on payola, but the practice persists. Prepare for a look at the seamy underbelly of the music industry. Paying somebody to place a song before the public dates to the early days of the modern popular music industry.

At the height of the scandal Billboard magazine claimed that payola in various forms had been common during the big band era of the s and 40s and in the vaudeville.

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Payola scandals in the radio industry are nothing new. Indeed, the practice of illegally paying a DJ or radio station money in exchange for playing a song is likely as old as the industry itself. You sometimes see this book atop lists of the best music books of all time, and with good reason.

It's everything you always wanted to know about the music industry, including whether or not it's run by the mafia, how payola works and the many ways labels rip off artists/5(53). What you read above is what longtime radio programmer and industry insider Paul Porter who used to work for Emmis and has programmed for BET and radio One has to say about the dirty illegal practice we call payola that goes on in the industry.

For many, payola has completely ruined the music biz and in particular Hip Hop. I am writing a book on the woes of the music industry; especially as it relates to the broadcasting and music businesses struggling to work together under the watch of the FCC and their outlandish PAYOLA laws.

I need a good reference book that deals with this (I already read HITMEN by Fredrick Dannon) that is not too clinical and fun to read. Payola in the Music Industry: A History, eBook: Segrave, Kerry: : Kindle Store. Payola. The term "payola" was coined by Variety in to refer to gifts, favors or cash surreptitiously dispensed by record companies to get orchestra leaders and disc jockeys to play their songs.

Payola - The paying of cash or gifts in exchange for airplay. "Payola" is a contraction of the words "pay" and "Victrola" (LP record player), and entered the English language via the record business. Towering over every music industry book that has followed it, this is investigative journalism at its finest (the flashpoint being around the payola scandals of the s and s).

The subject matter – the record business freewheeling out of control during its most indulgent decades – is ripe for the picking and salacious tabloidisation. At the Payola hearings, Clark would testify to holding an ownership stake in a total of 33 different record labels, distributors and manufacturers that all profited handsomely from the rise of.

Payola In The Music Industry: A History, by Kerry Seagrave. Jefferson, North Carolina, McFarland & Co., Anyone working in the music industry over a number of years has witnessed the emergence of payola in media coverage.

2 days ago  The veteran broadcaster shared his views on Twitter where he agreed with industry peer and YFM radio host, DJ Ankletap, who brought up the issue of payola.

Taking to. Rolling Stone, a musical powerhouse is shaking up the music industry by pitting itself against Billboard and redefining the standards of success, somewhat.

The problem is payola. Payola is the practice of bribing someone to use their influence or position to promote a particular product or interest. In music, payola means to pay for play.

Payola comes in different forms. One could be the popular ‘pay to play’ where the either the program director or disk jockey at a radio station are paid to play a song by an artist repeatedly within their set of music.

Another is where a popular m. Template:About Template:Criminal law. Payola, in the American music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio, in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's U.S.

law, Template:UnitedStatesCode, a radio station can play a specific song in exchange for money, but this. In the half-century since the original payola scandals, the music industry, the broader commercial culture, and consumer expectations have evolved to the point where the payola.

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This book traces the history of a common practice in the music industry, that of giving money or some other consideration to someone in the expectation that the recipient will in return give more exposure, such as extra plays on a radio station, to the 'payola' giver's musical creation. The development of payola and its various forms in the American music business over the period to the.

The answer to that age-old question – what is payola. – begins with a quick examination of the radio industry. In the 20th century, labels and promoters often paid station DJs to play records.

This has encouraged the music industry to revert to “payola” practices, first exposed by a major Congressional bribery and corruption investigation inwhich ensnared the pioneering rock. Universal Music Settles Big Payola Case. Mr.

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Spitzer's office has been examining whether the four corporations that dominate the music industry have .Payolas (or Payola$) were a Canadian rock band, most prominent in the s. Evolving from a new wave sound toward mainstream pop-rock, they released several albums and singles that were Canadian chart hits.

The band's name is a reference to the payola scandal in the United States in the early s. The group was based in Vancouver, British Columbia, and recorded mostly at Vancouver's Little.‘What payola's moralizing critics failed, and still fail, to grasp is that the music industry has always felt itself a victim, and not the perpetrator, of the system.’ ‘I suppose that the very fact that payola is illegal acknowledges the power of the media, even if, in this case, it is .