This just in – Record companies bribe radio stations

This just in – Record companies bribe radio stations: I’m with Dan Gillmor on this. Is anyone actually surprised that the music industry is corrupt? How else can you explain what is played on commercial radio?

  • Mr Roboto

    Is this really “just in”? I thought the Rexblog and TNF already covered the payola scandals back in December.

    http://www.rexblog.com/2005/01/30#a5701

  • rex

    You know, Mr. R. That was the subtle irony in the use of the phrase “just in” — I was just too lazy to google that link. Obviously, you and I have been all over the scandalous practices of the recording industry for a long time. However, I start worrying when we appear too journalistic — I think people visit your site and mine for our absence of newsworthy insight that will make them smart and place them ahead of the curve — they prefer the car-towing stuff. When we start reminding them that we’re actually breaking news around here, we’ll lose our edge.

  • Mr Roboto

    My last two posts included: warnings about uncool car towings at Flying Saucer and a review of locations in middle Tennessee at which you can play miniature golf. “News you can use” is what I say.

  • rex

    I know, Mr. R. Your insights on such topics (the stuff that really matters – not, say, about what associations John Roberts used to belong to or whatever — are what always keep me tuning into what you have to say.