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Synonyms for payola

money, property, or a favor given, offered, or promised to a person or accepted by a person in a position of trust as an inducement to dishonest behavior

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a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record

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He denied Lacson's allegations that he received payola from the alleged 'players' at the BOC and filed ethics complaints against Lacson and Sen.
The producer's letter, addressed to two journalists who exposed the payola scandal, read: "I predict that within two months you will be six feet under, or behind the bars of Wormwood Scrubs.
Nevertheless a way must surely be found whereby both suppliers and clients can demonstrate that their commercial dealings have been entirely above board, that there have been no conflicts of interest, no bribery and no payola -- just good, tough but honest business.
Leather Jacket Love Song The indie–rock old timers come pounding back with the first hit off their new album Payola.
The Cribs - Leather Jacket Love Song INDIE rock old timers The Cribs come pounding back with a new track from their new retrospective album, Payola, and they're still as fresh and fun as they've always been.
Shortly after discovering the restaurant payola, Cosentini quit, informing the city council that he is "no longer comfortable with our progress toward a balanced budget" and suggesting they hire a manager "more in tune with your approach to municipal finance.
It is one thing for a prime minister or a mayor to accept payola, or for a top general to steal public lands for his own private use.
But it should be noted Sean Garrett is not the enemy, nor is he some corpo coke-sniffer greasing DJ playlists with payola and continental breakfast on the label AmEx.
This "pay to play" practice is known as payola and it is illegal.
Jack Heath's clear conflict of interest and misuse of the public airwaves is reminiscent of the problems that emerged on the radio in the 1960s and '70s when the concept of payola developed in the music industry.
The city attorney would not have to settle civil suits resulting in payola to the criminals and their defense lawyers because no eyewitnesses are available to corroborate officers' statements.
Sony and BMG got their wrists slapped and a $10 million fine last week in a widening radio payola probe.
SONY ENTERTAINMENT AGREED in July to stop funneling payola to radio music programmers.
By no means a new problem, payola is alive and well in commercial radio worldwide and is only part of the collective virus undermining the Latin music industry.
Columnists were asked if the payola disclosures have had an impact on their own features, on their profession, and on the way they respond to paid-speaking offers.