What is payola?
Payola is the practice whereby a company or music promoter accepts money/goods/favors from artists in exchange for adding them to a playlist. In other words, it’s payment for guaranteed placements and streams. We prefer to call it ''cheating.''
Can I receive payola?
No. We have a zero-tolerance policy for payola. If we detect it, we will immediately take legal action, as it puts both us and our artists at serious risk.
What should I do if I am offered payola?
If you are offered a payola arrangement, report it immediately to our support team via the live chat on our website.