FCC to Look at Payola

FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly has sent a letter to the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) asking for evidence regarding payola violations in broadcast.  In the letter Commissioner O’Rielly states:

“Recent reports from the radio industry’ press raise concerns regarding possible violations of federal laws and regulations that expressly prohibit payola. To the extent that payola is currently occurring within the industry, I am writing to ask for your help in ensuring that the practice be discontinued…..”

 To see a full copy of Commissioner O’Rielly’s letter click HERE.

 

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