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Only Months After Payola Probe Pay For Play Is Back At Radio

Radio_tower_4Will things ever change?

Just months after the major labels settled the NY payola probe, two Universal distributed labels (Blackground and the band Nickleback on Roadrunner) reportedly tried to influence chart positions by buying late night ads on NY radio that feature more than 60 seconds of the song. This practice which tricks Money_5computerized airplay reporting tools was specifically band in the recent settlement.

How NY Atty General Elliott Spitzer, the FCC and major labels react will reveal whether or not "pay for play" in the music industry is really a thing of the past or not .

And they wonder why we all get all of our music from the net?