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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Music Matters - A Movie About The Payola Law
The film states that it was actually a racist backlash against Elvis Presley, since he was singing a white version of songs made by black artists. The film also states that if payola was still in force, market forces would self-regulate the industry, so a bad song wouldn't play long on a station no matter how much the label paid since it would hurt the station's ratings.
Whether you agree or not with the premise of the film, it's still worth watching below.