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Spotify Makes A Move To Stop Playlist “Playola”

Spotlister playola on the Music 3.0 blog

Way back when radio was the main channel for developing a hit, record labels tried to game the system by bribing radio station program directors with money and gifts to add a record to the station’s playlist, a process that became known as payola. Several scandals ensued and the practice became illegal, but labels and […]

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The Seamy Side Of The Music Business Circa 1980


I just returned from speaking at Nimbus School of Recording and Media┬áin Vancouver (one of the best recording schools anywhere – thanks Mike, Rob and Brandon), and one of the questions that I received from the students was if the music business is more difficult now than it was in the past. Actually, getting into […]

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