Lecture 3 Class notes

Lecture 3 Class notes - Lecture 3 R&B Innovators continued...

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Lecture 3 January 15, 2009 R&B Innovators continued - The music would not have been as successful as it was if it weren’t for the other changes taking place. - Some white DJs began giving black musicans air time. - Alan Freed Influential radio DJ “Moondog Rock ‘n Roll House Party” In 1959 landed nightmare spot on NYC station White teen audience Eventually caught up in a payola scandal - Rock a nd roll was m ore of a na m e for the DJs playlist inste ad of the m usic itself (a collection). - Payola “Pay for play”: cash or other comp ens ation given in exchang e for radio airplay. Not illegal until 1960 when Congress p ass ed co m m ercial bribery laws in wake of TV quiz show scand als (1960 was also a n election year). Payola still exists in the m usic industry in various forms, creating an un even playing f for m usicians. -
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This note was uploaded on 02/22/2009 for the course MUSL 153 taught by Professor Gunderman during the Spring '07 term at Vanderbilt.

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