Note the fine print at the end of Dorian Lynskey’s profile of the Pet Shop Boys published yesterday in The Guardian:

The journalist’s trip to Berlin was paid for by Parlophone Records.

Just a little journalistic payola – not to say The Guardian was trying to hide anything. The future? The distant past? Imagine the possibilities: “Trent Reznor interviewed by Chuck Klosterman, as paid for by Green Label Sound,” and so on…

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