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Re: more ad intrusions

On Mon, 29 Oct 2001 Mike Thomas wrote:
> Also, some of the big corporations are experimenting
> with playing full
> songs as "extended commercials!"  The record company
> buys the time to
> "showcase" a song that the station has already
> added.  The song plays
> just before a stopset, but it's intro'ed and
> outro'ed by pre-recorded
> announcements saying it's being "brought to you" by
> _________Records,
> and the CD can be purchased at____________, etc.

Umm, doesn't this practice border on, or cross the
line of PAYOLA??
                          Matt Osborne
                          Hyde Park, NY

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