Thursday, July 28, 2005

Rocka-Rolla-Payola


RadioSlave
Originally uploaded by lowereastside.
"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.

3 comments:

Walking Spanish said...

I couldn't agree more - the new audioslave sounds like it was produced by burt bachrach (sorry burt - i know yer great but...)

no one would ever know that band used to be Rage

j-scott-grand said...

That's what happens when ya get a pretty-boy to front ya band!

bikechain said...

Audioslave are actually robots. Chris Cornell has been working in the marketing department for Sony. The rest of the band has been dead for 10 years. Slaughtered actually. Peru. I'm not sure. No one really knows about this. I saw the author of a book about it on Charlie Rose. "Audioslave's Are Human Too." Pretty interesting, the book sucks though.