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What You Need to Know About Pay-to-Play

8th June 2015 4 comments

The concept of pay-to-play has seemingly reached epidemic proportions. Let’s recap the past week in music, shall we? ~ Hype Machine announced it has stopped working with music blogs who feature paying clients. ~ A film company in the UK was trying to get artists and labels to pay £10,000 to place a song in […]

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Chicago's DJ Slugo Fired From Spike Lee Film For Pay to Play Scheme, Draws Attention to Industry-wide Problem

31st May 2015 11 comments

Last week Chicago’s own DJ Slugo was relieved of his duties as music supervisor for Spike Lee’s latest film, Chiraq. The DJ had been put in charge of finding music for the film when Mr. Lee chose to feature all Chicago artists on the upcoming soundtrack. Unbeknownst to Lee and his team, Slugo was charging […]

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