Payola – an American Tradition

THIS
is not a pretty picture," declared Eliot Spitzer,
the New York attorney general, at a press conference on Monday to trumpet
his office’s yearlong investigation into corrupt dealings between big
music companies and broadcasters. "What we see is that payola is
pervasive. It is omnipresent. It is driving the industry and it is wrong." But
the picture might look a little different to Mr. Spitzer were he to pick
up a few history books.

A cancer on the music industry or an American tradition?

In
defense of Payola
from NYTimes

Expose
of Payola
from NYTimes

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