Clear Channel

NPR's Neda Ulaby reports the nation's largest radio owner is cutting ties to the independent promoters who often push which songs get airplay. Critics say the company, Clear Channel, is trying to score points with federal officials who have important regulatory decisions before them. Clear Channel and other big radio station owners are sometimes criticized for working with independent promoters because it forces musicians to have lots of money behind them in order to get songs on the air.

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