Nashville is the birth of radio but still can't figure out how to pay their songwriters.
From the 1920s, to the promotion in the 1950s to streaming, internet radio.
After a 5 year legal battle, GMR and RMLC settled in favor of the songwriter.
Airplay should be based on talent not payola.
We know about the scandals surrounding payola whereby record labels pay radio stations to get their songwriter heard. Even ASCAP has been guilty of it.