Payola and Dancehall and Reggae Music
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Payola and Dancehall and Reggae Music - The dancehall and reggae music industry is very hard to break into in Jamaica.
The broadcasting commission is hell bent on cleaning up the airwaves and music business in Jamaica.
Their latest move is to have "Payola" criminalized in Jamaica.
Payola is the illegal practice of payment or other inducement by record companies, artiste or producers to media houses tohave there music play.
According to the chairman of the broadcasting commission in Jamaica, Mr Hopeton Dunn they will be recommending that this practice become a criminal offense.
Media houses in Jamaica could find themselves in trouble if they are found to be accepting payola.
If there recommendation are put into law, media houses could be fined up to 5 Million dollars.
Even though none of the media houses would admit to accepting Payola, a lot of reggae and dancehall artiste both new and old will tell you that at some point in their career they have paid to get their song(s) played.
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