Big Radio Pushes for More Payola

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I can say, with confidence,

Submitted by MarkSud (not verified) on March 20, 2015 - 5:16pm.

I can say, with confidence, that Warner, Sony, Def Jam, are not involved. This time it's chiefly one offender: Republic Records and its affiliates, all under Monte and Avery Lipman. I commend you on your push for action. Top 40 Program directors not affiliated with that corporation and the other one it acquired, spins have been bought for the following songs:
1. Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
2. Lorde - "Royals," "Team" (not the follow-up)
3. Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Style"
4. Ariana Grande - "Problem," "Break Free," "Love Me Harder" (not the follow-up)
5. Ellie Goulding - "Burn," "Love Me Like You Do"
6. Natalie La Rose - "Somebody"
7. Nick Jonas - "Jealous," "Chains"
8. The Weeknd - "Earned It"
9. Who Is Fancy - "Goodbye"
10. Florida Georgia Line f/ Nelly - "Cruise"

They are also the main culprits responsible for the "demise of R&B music" on Urban and Rhythmic radio. I'm not as familiar with that side of radio anymore, but I know iHM competitors that are very happy about having to play Cash Money songs all the time because they have fashioned another singular sound that is far past its expiration.
As if pay-for-play wasn't enough, these two are also notorious for providing the same incentives to stations to kill songs and alter call out data (iHM co-own most of the subsidiaries who provide that data). If you're curious as to why some songs are or were coming back with great MScores and terrible callout, trust your MScores above all else. The following songs, for one reason or another, were either blacklisted from the start or killed mid-run to make room for competition:
1. Usher - "I Don't Mind"
2. Kiesza - "Hideaway," "Take You There"
3. Katy Perry - "Birthday," "This Is How We Do"
4. Beyonce f/ Jay-Z - "Drunk In Love"
5. Mariah Carey f/ Miguel - "#Beautiful"

I can say, with confidence,

Submitted by MarkSud (not verified) on March 20, 2015 - 5:17pm.

I can say, with confidence, that Warner, Sony, Def Jam, are not involved. This time it's chiefly one offender: Republic Records and its affiliates, all under Monte and Avery Lipman. I commend you on your push for action. Top 40 Program directors not affiliated with that corporation and the other one it acquired, spins have been bought for the following songs:
1. Gotye - "Somebody That I Used To Know"
2. Lorde - "Royals," "Team" (not the follow-up)
3. Taylor Swift - "Shake It Off," "Blank Space," "Style"
4. Ariana Grande - "Problem," "Break Free," "Love Me Harder" (not the follow-up)
5. Ellie Goulding - "Burn," "Love Me Like You Do"
6. Natalie La Rose - "Somebody"
7. Nick Jonas - "Jealous," "Chains"
8. The Weeknd - "Earned It"
9. Who Is Fancy - "Goodbye"
10. Florida Georgia Line f/ Nelly - "Cruise"

They are also the main culprits responsible for the "demise of R&B music" on Urban and Rhythmic radio. I'm not as familiar with that side of radio anymore, but I know iHM competitors that are very happy about having to play Cash Money songs all the time because they have fashioned another singular sound that is far past its expiration.
As if pay-for-play wasn't enough, these two are also notorious for providing the same incentives to stations to kill songs and alter call out data (iHM co-own most of the subsidiaries who provide that data). If you're curious as to why some songs are or were coming back with great MScores and terrible callout, trust your MScores above all else. The following songs, for one reason or another, were either blacklisted from the start or killed mid-run to make room for competition:
1. Usher - "I Don't Mind"
2. Kiesza - "Hideaway," "Take You There"
3. Katy Perry - "Birthday," "This Is How We Do"
4. Beyonce f/ Jay-Z - "Drunk In Love"
5. Mariah Carey f/ Miguel - "#Beautiful"

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