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Adelstein Applauds Warner Settlement

Adelstein Applauds Warner Settlement

Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein approves of the settlement reached between the New York State Attorney General and Warner Music Group in the payola investigation, calling it a “breakthrough in the effort to combat payola and protect consumers from misleading broadcasts.”
“The settlement with Warner Music Group adds more dirt to the mountain of evidence that payola is pervasive in the music business. This agreement once again raises serious concerns that not only has New York State law been violated, but federal law under the FCC’s jurisdiction, as well,” he stated.
“The FCC needs to act on this evidence and conclude as soon as possible the investigation we are now undertaking.”
This August, the commission began looking into music industry payola practices.