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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

n. - A bribe given to a disc jockey to induce him to promote a particular record.

Usage examples (37)
  • "What they call payola in the disc jockey business they call lobbying in Washington."
  • UPDATE: But according to one of Derek's commentors, payola is even more pervasive in Europe:
  • Anytime I see an article referring to Facebook as an equal to Myspace I immediately suspect payola is involved.
  • I guess they did get involved when they outlawed "payola" - the voluntary payment to get songs played on the radio for free. for more
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