"Sony BMG Music Entertainment, agreed Monday to pay $10 million and to stop paying radio station employees to feature its artists."
Epic (SONY label) employee who was trying to promote the group Audioslave to a Clear Channel network programmer asked in an e-mail:
"WHAT DO I HAVE TO DO TO GET AUDIOSLAVE ON WKSS THIS WEEK?!!? Whatever you can dream up, I can make it happen."
I was not surprised to find out SONY was paying radio stations to play Audioslave records.
I was however quite surprised when I heard people were paying to listen to Audioslave records.
Forbes writes about it right here where i stole the quotes.