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Old 8th August 2005
Originally Posted by gear chick
I wouldn't have a problem with payola if each spin was labled as a bought ad from Sony.

Now that's a good idea. Maybe even add a little punchline for each artist.

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Definitely don't agree with Jose about indies just having to roll with the punches and accept payola for what it is lol. I just don't think people can be manipulated into thinking they like music that they don't.... that's all. Music is intensely personal... and people gravitate to it in so many different ways for so many different reasons, I just don't accept the idea that people's musical tastes can be manipulated and purchased for a price.

Exposure is definitely a key component to people finding music however. Which is why the playing field has to be evened out somewhat... monopolies are never good for the market. Hurts the competition, which in turn hurts the consumer.