Radio. For Better or Worse.

Scott Andrew reports on another ClearChannel development: its public statement that it's severing ties with independent “payola” promoters.

[…] I don't think this change is going to help indie artists much. ClearChannel stations are not exactly known for diversity of programming, and I suspect that there'll be even more homogenization once the Big Labels and Big Radio start working together. Let a thousand Plasticine-faced kewpie doll R&B pop idols bloom […]

I couldn't have said it better. Thanks Andrew. My previous reports on ClearChannel here, here and here.

Later: Another Scott Andrew tip: Paste. Looks like a great magazine and website to source and find music ClearChannel would unlikely play. Another source is Performing Songwriter. Check them out.