Roger Friedman of FoxNews.com provided more commentary on news that Sony will be paying $10 million to music education to settle the payola case with the New York state attorney general’s office. Friedman writes, “One thing’s for certain. People at Sony are not taking this too seriously. The payola scandals of years past make this one seem rather paltry. It’s not as if Franz Ferdinand or Jennifer Lopez’s singles became such big deals after Sony paid for extra spins on the radio. ‘Get Right’, the Lopez single, was like fingernails on a blackboard. I suspect listeners would have paid to keep it off the radio.” Read more.
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