This Spitzer investigation settlement is amazingly good news. The radio promo industry is lousy with the kind of just-under-the-radar payola being described in all the news reports, but the idea of just punishing one company, even if it’s Sony, seems a bit funny. Pervasive isn’t even the word. This is boilerplate, the way things are done, seemingly inescapable. Maybe not, though. Score one for the forces of good, at long fucking last.