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Hype: The second oldest profession, with even less morals that the oldest.

7 Jun 15

You think FIFA is dodgy? There’s a fantastic, possibly apocryphal, story of how one record company rep made quite sure that only his company’s stuff was played at US R’n’B radio in the 50s.

This was in the days of 78s. The rep simply, accidentally on purpose, cracked all the other records in the library, leaving them unplayable. Oops, sorry ’bout that. The Music business has a long and unsavoury history of dodgy deals. Back in the 30s, song pluggers…

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