Pay For Play: An Investigation into the Impact of the Payola System on the Music and Broadcast Industry in Jamaica by Shavane Jamaine Daley

This paper investigates the impact the payola system has on the music and broadcasting industry in Jamaica. The research draws upon primary and secondary data with interviews and focus group discussions along with existing literature on the payola system from newspapers, online journals and articles. The findings of this research show the class struggles as a result of payola, other avenues to promote and play music and attempts in curtailing the act of payola locally. The cost to take part in payola and musical hierarchy as a result of payola were also highlighted.

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