Kill Rock Stars president explains why radio plays the same songs over and over

You turn on the radio, and they’re playing the same Lady Gaga or Drake song yet again. How does a song become a popular hit? Why don’t they play any local bands? How am I supposed to get my band or music promoted to radio audiences?!

Never fear! Portia Sabin, president of the punk label Kill Rock Stars, has your answers. It’s all about advertising, and about the relationships between record labels and radio station program directors. And it’s about how many millions of dollars you can pay to get your song on the air.