n A bribe to promote a song on radio or TV. It is hard to believe that most of the songs we sing are popular only because disc jockeys received payola. 1930s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • payola — pay‧o‧la [peɪˈəʊlə ǁ ˈoʊlə] noun [uncountable] informal the practice of making secret payments to someone so they will use their influence, especially on television or radio, to help sell a particular product: • a four year investigation into… …   Financial and business terms

  • Payola —   [amerikanisch, peɪ jola], Mitte der Fünfzigerjahre in den USA im Zusammenhang mit der kommerziellen Verbreitung des Rock n Roll aufgekommene Praxis, die Discjockeys in den Radiostationen für das Airplay von Schallplatten zu bezahlen. Der… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • payola — pay·o·la /pā ō lə/ n: a secret or indirect payment (as to a disc jockey) for a commercial favor (as for promoting a particular record) Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • payola — (n.) graft (especially to disc jockeys from record companies to play their music), 1938 [in a Variety headline, Plug payolas perplexed ], from pay off bribery (underworld slang from 1930) + ending from VICTROLA (Cf. Victrola), etc. (see PIANOLA… …   Etymology dictionary

  • payola — ► NOUN chiefly N. Amer. ▪ bribery in return for the unofficial promotion of a product in the media. ORIGIN from PAY(Cf. ↑payer) + ola as in Victrola, a make of gramophone; the term originally referred to the bribery of a disc jockey to promote a… …   English terms dictionary

  • payola — ☆ payola [pā ō′lə ] n. [ PAY1 + ola, as in Pianola (trademark for a player piano) > Tin Pan Alley pianola, slang term for the music business] Slang 1. the practice of paying bribes or graft for commercial advantage or special favors, as to a… …   English World dictionary

  • Payola — La payola est un ensemble de paiements faits par une maison de disques à des stations de radios pour que ces dernières diffusent en priorité les morceaux édités par cette maison afin d augmenter leur exposition et leur classement dans les listes… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Payola — This article is about a legal term. For the Canadian band, see Payolas. For the New Zealand band, see Payola (band). For the Northern Irish band, see Pay*Ola …   Wikipedia

  • Payola — Die Bezeichnung Payola setzt sich zusammen aus den Worten pay (engl.: bezahlen) und Victrola und steht für den Vorgang des “pay for play” (engl.: „bezahlen für das Spielen“). Dieser Vorgang beschreibt die Bestechung von Disc Jockeys und Programm… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • payola — UK [peɪˈəʊlə] / US [peɪˈoʊlə] noun Word forms payola : singular payola plural payolas mainly American a) [uncountable] the practice of giving someone a secret payment so that they will influence people to buy what you are selling b) [countable] a …   English dictionary

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