"Payola was made illegal A LONG TIME AGO! But it still exists in a (so far) legal form today in the disguise of independent radio promoters. Instead of paying the radio stations directly with bribes, favors and trips to the Caribbean (or worse) the Major Record Labels have resorted to paying a middle person, known as the indie radio promoter, the 'indie.'" - one of gilli moon's most controversial and well publicized articles.
A review of the 2000 Academy of Country Music Awards - televised CBS in the U.S - live from Universal Studios, Los Angeles. I was invited recently by my cousin who works in TV Advertising sales, to
attend with her the taping of the live broadcast of the Academy of Country
Music Awards in Los Angeles. This was broadcast on CBS in America, who is
one of my cousin's clients.
"The industry's Hollywood-esque, old, out-of-date, sleazy, inefficient, business model, the music recording industry, is about to be blown up. Major record companies have been ripping off artists for years. ..." In September 2000, at the height of the Internet company stock crash, and the huge court case on Napster, gilli moon wrote an article calling on the music industry to consider a new way of protecting artists' rights and paying for music: music subscription. Subscription has now become the norm for online music delivery, but gilli moon was there, writing about it, before it had even begun.
(Note this article was written in 2000, before Napster was brought down by the RIAA)
"To Napster, or not to Napster.. that is the question.... I am not opposed to fans sharing music on a one-to-one basis. Artists used to share their music even before Napster or the internet was around. A few cds here and there to generate fans, attract interest, just be "sharing" and artistic, is all good. .. " A written dialogue compiled by gilli moon, published in the July 2000 issue of Songsalive! Songnotes! - with major guest appearances and anecdotes by recording artist, Courtney Love, attorney Josh Leopold, Bruce Wallace, Songsalive! Member, and famous producer/engineer Steve Albini.
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