Matinee Theatre - 1955 The Old Payola - 1.199 was released on: USA: 8 August 1956
Payola. A kickback type scheme used mostly in crooked government situations.
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Labels bribed deejays and radio stations to broadcast certain songs more frequently, resulting in higher copyright royalties for the songwriters.
The general term used is political corruption. This may include graft, bribery, extortion, cronyism, nepotism, payola, skimming and there are other terms.
The 1950s Payola scandal was primarily directed toward shutting down the idea of pay-for-play music: in the early years of radio, it was common for music to air based on a fee provided by the artist or their agent, which in turn determined which songs were played often enough to become hits.It was a politically- and economically-motivated move, designed in large part to quash the new genres of country music and rock-and-roll, which were a threat to the established recording companies and agencies of the time (including ASCAP).It worked itself out, but not before destroying the career of deejay Alan Freed (the discoverer and biggest early promoter of rock music) and threatening to do the same to promoter Dick Clark (who wound up having to sell off his shares in the recording industry to avoid being brought down similarly).To this day, the word 'payola' still means a bribe or other form of ill-gotten revenue.
Most individual disc jockeys have to obtain their own music. Record companies often supply radio stations with a copy of their music free of charge, but the radio station actually pays for the right to play the music (see ascap bmi nmpa/hfa). There was a big scandal in the fifties about what was called Payola- a record company, say Columbia- would pay a broadcasting studio ( radio station) X number of dollars to get a song on the frequent play lists, this should not be confused with (request numbers) or ads for albums, concerts, etc which are legit commercial advertising. the hazy horizon between promotionals and entertainment entered the fray. this was called Payola.
According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 7 words with the pattern --Y--A. That is, six letter words with 3rd letter Y and 6th letter A. In alphabetical order, they are: elytra hryvna inyala onycha payola psylla zoysia
According to SOWPODS (the combination of Scrabble dictionaries used around the world) there are 2 words with the pattern -A-OLA. That is, six letter words with 2nd letter A and 4th letter O and 5th letter L and 6th letter A. In alphabetical order, they are: canola payola
They pay radio stations to play the music line ups the producers want.AnswerPaying cash to play music on the radio is called payola. There was a big legal battle in the 1950s and people went to jail for that. It is illegal to do that, but some think it goes on.I think it mostly has to do with who they know and they call all the time to ask their friends to promote their music. I think they party together and do favors and get people backstage at shows and meet celebrities and stuff like that.
Taylor swift just recently had to pay 750,000 in in order for her newest hit to be played on the radio. its not about how good the songs are, the song could be horrible and about a fluffy kitten for all the radio station cares, its about how much money a person is willing to pay off the radio hosts in order for their songs to be aired. but if there is a good vocalist or song writer a person can get sponsors to pay for them, even though they might ask for money in return if the song does become a hit.