Wasn't that a thinly-disguised form of payola? The record company
could claim that they were just distributing promotional product, but
in fact it was a way to put cash into the pockets of deejays who
played the label's records.
At 8/15/2008 12:09 PM, Bob Olhsson wrote:
> From John Ross: "...cut-outs were provided to retailers
>at a much lower wholesale price, without return privileges. The hole
>or notch or cut-off corner identified an LP as a cut-out, for which
>the wholesaler would not issue full (or any) credit upon return..."
>What was also very common, if not more so, were promotional copies that were
>sent to reviewers and broadcasters (sometimes by the case!) who would then
>sell them to local record stores.
>Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
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