Could an overhaul of payola rules be on the horizon? Majors asked to explain anti-payola practices to FCC

Music Business Worldwide Murray Stassen

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has written to Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group in the United States to request information from the companies about their current payola-prevention ‘mechanisms’ in addition to their ‘understanding of the current payola rules’. In the letter, dated January 16, and released yesterday (January 21), O’Rielly explains … Continued

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Murray Stassen