Payola – The $50 Handshake | 1

Payola – The $50 Handshake | 1

The delicate system of secret bribes and kickbacks used to transform a mediocre record into a hit — that’s payola. And on the eve of rock ‘n’ roll, it’s consuming the music industry. As the public catches wind of the corruption, DJ Alan Freed and American Bandstand host Dick Clark will be caught in the crosshairs of the investigations.

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