Different Tunes...Okay, I'll talk about music
Hundreds of Radio Stations in Payola Probe scream the headlines.
I was at the peak of my recording career when this happened in the late 1980's. The results of that particular 'house cleaning' resulted in a lot of independant labels getting their products on the charts.
The playing field was made level for indies that didn't have the deep corporate ahem, um, 'connections' the majors had so there were a bunch of new acts as well as name acts[no longer the sweetheart of a major] on indy labels that got through the door and received some airplay. [I'm inviting any music industry folks out there to kindly correct me about any of this stuff like payola].
So based on what happened in the late 80's I predict a slight shift in the current musical trends and within the next six months you'll hear different tunes and see different 'players' getting their 15 minutes. Then a year from that time expect business as usual after the correct palms have been greased and everyone plays nice-nice until the next batch of politicians have nothing better to do...but I digress.
-- I hope it's for the better.
Hmmm, the timing might be perfect for Sly Stone...