Chris Blackwell & Wayne Marshall Say Payola Ruining Jamaica’s Music Biz

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Cris Blackwell                                         Wayne Marshall

‘Payola mashing up the business,’ Wayne Marshall

Dancehall artiste Wayne Marshall has voiced the opinion that payola (pay for play) spans 80 per cent of the industry and silences talented artistes whilst supporting Chris Blackwell’s view that Jamaica’s golden era of music is finished.

“Payola is very prevalent part of the business now,” said Marshall who is in the Alliance group of artistes headed by Bounty Killer. “Money is all over the place on the charts, the radio stations … payola is all over and that contributes to the stagnant nature of the business.”

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