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Definitions of payola in various dictionaries:
noun - a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record
Bribery, especially the bribing of disc jockeys to promote records.
A bribe, especially one given to a disc jockey.
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|Possible Crossword Clues|
|Bribery of a sort|
|Cause of a late 1950's scandal|
|Alan Freed's offense|
|'50s scandal subject|
|Music biz corruption|
|Alan Freed's undoing|
|Possible Jeopardy Clues|
|In April of 1960, Dick Clark testified before a congressional committee on the type of bribery known as this|
|In April 1960 Dick Clark testified before a Congressional committee probing this illegal practice|
|It's a bribe paid to a radio DJ to play & promote a particular song or act|
|Possible Dictionary Clues|
|the practice of bribing someone in return for the unofficial promotion of a product in the media.|
|a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record|
|The practice of bribing someone in return for the unofficial promotion of a product in the media.|
|Bribery of an influential person in exchange for the promotion of a product or service, such that of disc jockeys for the promotion of records.|
|A bribe or a number of bribes given to an influential person in exchange for a promotion of a product or service: "I do not mean to imply that most Wall Street analysts typically receive payola for touting particular stocks ( Burton G. Malkiel).|
|a secret payment to someone for doing something illegal in business|
|a secret payment to someone for doing something illegal in business or politics, or the act of making such payments:|
Payola, in the music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on commercial radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast, without announcing that there has been consideration paid in cash or in kind for its airplay adjacent to the recording's broadcast. Under US law, a radio station can play a specific song in exchange for money, but this must be disclosed on the air as being sponsored airtime.The term has come to refer to any undisclosed payment made to cast a product in a favorable light (such as obtaining positive reviews). Some radio stations report spins of the newest and most popular songs to industry publications. The number of times the songs are played can influence the perceived popularity of a song.|
* The term payola is a combination of "pay" and "-ola", a common suffix of product names in the early 20th century, such as Pianola, Victrola, Amberola, Crayola, Rock-Ola