Clear Channel Cuts Tied With Paid Promoters

Clear Channel Communications, the biggest radio company in the US, “said it would cut ties with music promoters who are paid by record labels to trumpet songs to radio stations, saying the long-standing practice gives the appearance of ‘pay for play’.” The company has been widely criticized for the practice. “We have zero tolerance for “pay for play,’ but want to avoid even the suggestion that such a practice takes place within our company.”