. . . Monday July 25, 2005

Functioning in a Meritocracy?

Eliot Sptizer has tackled his latest case after coming to an agreement with Sony under which the company will put a stop to the use of payola to buy radio air time.

According to Spitzer:

This agreement is a model for breaking the pervasive influence of bribes in the industry. Contrary to listener expectations that songs are selected for airplay based on artistic merit and popularity, air time is often determined by undisclosed payoffs to radio stations and their employees.

I was actually under the impression that radio air time was based on how hot the performer’s midriff looked on MTV.

Concentration is important!