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Definitions for payola
peɪˈoʊ ləpay·ola

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. payola(noun)

    a bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record

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  1. payola(Noun)

    A bribe given in exchange for a favor, such as one given in exchange for the promotion of goods or services (originally one given to a disk jockey to play a record).

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  1. Payola

    Payola, in the American music industry, is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies for the broadcast of recordings on music radio in which the song is presented as being part of the normal day's broadcast. Under U.S. law, 47 U.S.C. § 317, a radio station can play a specific song in exchange for money, but this must be disclosed on the air as being sponsored airtime, and that play of the song should not be counted as a "regular airplay". The term has come to refer to any secret payment made to cast a product in a favorable light. Some radio stations report spins of the newest and most popular songs to industry publications. The number of times the songs are played can influence the perceived popularity of a song. The term payola is likely a portmanteau, of the words “pay” and either Pianola, or “Victrola”, trade name of the widely-known early phonographs made by RCA Victor. Payola has come to mean the payment of a bribe in commerce and in law to say or do a certain thing against the rules of law, but more specifically a commercial bribe. The FCC defines "payola" as a violation of the sponsorship identification rule that in 2005-06 resulted in tens of millions of dollars in fines to cable corporations in New York.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of payola in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of payola in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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