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2009-01-29 10:40:00

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2006-05-11 12:15:51

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Universal Music Group, the world's biggest recording company, has agreed to pay $12 million to settle charges by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer that it made secret payments to radio stations in exchange for airplay, Spitzer said on Thursday.

2006-03-08 12:56:19

NEW YORK (Reuters) - In his first lawsuit to stop a radio practice known as payola, New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer on Wednesday said he sued Entercom Communications Corp., accusing the radio broadcaster of accepting payoffs in exchange for airplay.

2005-12-23 18:14:03

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp. has been subpoenaed by the New York Attorney General in connection with an anti-trust investigation into pricing of digital music downloads, the company said in a securities filing on Friday.

2005-11-22 11:40:59

(Please read in paragraph 3... Warner Music ... instead of ... Warner, part of Time Warner Inc.) NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S.

2005-11-22 12:01:27

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S. record companies, will pay $5 million to settle a New York state probe into how it influenced which songs are played on the radio, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday.

2005-11-22 11:12:44

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warner Music Group Corp., one of the largest U.S. record companies, will pay $5 million to settle a New York state probe into how it influenced which songs are played on the radio, New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said on Tuesday.

2005-10-11 20:59:51

By Sue Zeidler LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Clear Channel Communications Inc., the world's largest radio operator, on Tuesday said it had fired two programmers following an internal probe into "pay-for-play" practices that had been the target of an investigation by New York prosecutors.

2005-08-09 03:37:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. communications regulators said on Monday they will review whether Sony BMG Music Entertainment and radio stations violated rules that require disclosure of payments for airing songs. Sony BMG, a joint venture of Sony Corp.

2005-08-01 16:34:14

By Brian Garrity NEW YORK (Billboard) - New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer has settled his payola case against Sony BMG. Now, the radio and music industries, which felt they had already cleaned up their act, are left wondering what difference, if any, the settlement will make.


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