Spotify Is Letting Labels Pay to Put Music in Your Playlists
Get ready for "sponsored songs" if you're a free user of the streaming service.
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A Brief History of American Payola
Payola has been around as long as the record business and has long been an accepted, open secret.
The New Payola: Chart-Rigging and Scams in the EDM Bubble
The difference between 100 plays and 100,000 plays is the same as it’s ever been: a briefcase full of bills.
Leaked Email From EDM.com May Reveal How Paying for Coverage Has Flooded Us With Mediocre Music
This is not the first time that EDM.com has been called out for blurring the line between business and editorial practices.
Michelle Lhooq and Ziad Ramley
Desaparecidos Didn’t Give a Fuck Back Then, and They Don’t Give a Fuck Now
An interview with Conor Oberst and Matt Baum about the triumphant return of the elusive Omaha band.
Hear Another Song from Desaparecidos' Long-Awaited Album, 'Payola'
Listen to "The Underground Man."