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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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Arab NewsWith the growing international crackdown on corruption, including laws that strike hard at any firms that are found to be involved in bribery and payola to win contracts, it was entirely appropriate that the last day of the influential Riyadh Economic Forum should address this issue.
The lineup features Wade Oliver on upright bass and vocals, Johnny Payola on drums and vocals, and Eugene native Eric Moore (formerly known as Emrick Swaine) on guitar.
This commodification of music includes two important ingredients: manipulating public tastes through a heavy infusion of a corporate mentality into music radio, sprinkled with claims of corruption or payola.
They recently released a 'Best Of' compilation Payola which cherry-picks tracks from their five previous albums - the likes of The New Fellas, Men's Needs Women's Needs and Whatever.
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.
The defendants are accused of running a payola and embezzlement scheme from 2003 until 2005, in which money was diverted from federal coffers through shady bank loans to finance monthly payouts to politicians of parties allied with Lula's.
I feel like a kid whose childhood hero just got busted in a hooker ring or payola scheme.
Being a single payola is the hardest thing I have ever done.
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.
Payola | The EPA has long been more concerned with public relations than public health.
But that aside, it's a product of the industry that was completely, totally controlled--especially in the '60s--by payola.
Hopeson also reports that Musiga was instrumental in persuading the World Bank to sponsor an industry seminar in April, where delegates dealt with the prevalence of non-payment for the public performance of music and recordings by radio and TV broadcasters and, as importantly, the demand for payments, otherwise known as payola, by some DJs and TV presenters in exchange for airplay.
Following exposure, defending practices that are clearly payola becomes difficult.
What began as a Friday night "Fillmore-style rock revue with an arts twist", as conceived by Baltimore band The Payola Reserve and their management, has now expanded into a full weekend of events, with widespread support from local businesses and community organizations.