Pay-to-play

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Pay-to-play

Attempts by municipal bond underwriting businesses to gain influence with political officials who decide which underwriters are awarded the municipality's business.

Pay-to-Play

A practice in which a politician encourages monetary contributions in exchange for benefits for an individual or company. Paying to play may involve outright bribery, but it usually refers to more subtle payments. For example, an insurance company may make large contributions to a politician re-election war chest and the politician may then be inclined to vote in the insurance company's interest. Paying to play is often in a legal gray area. See also: Campaign Finance, Campaign Finance Reform.
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Pay to Play is an urban novel that takes place in New York.
They basically made these bad bands pay to play in front of people that wanted to rush the stage and burn their gear.
For a lucky group of students, it could pay to play at Southern Methodist University (TX), which this summer began offering the first-ever graduate course in video game design.
What has to be done prior to tryouts (physicals, pay to play, permission slips, equipment needed).
The SEC, explained Levitt, is working to eliminate the practice of "pay to play" by severing the link between political campaign contributions and the awarding of bond business.
When the SEC passed its rule to restrict Wall Street campaign contributions, the agency (https://www.sec.gov/rules/final/2010/ia-3043.pdf) said the measure was necessary because publicly administered retirement programs "are particularly vulnerable to pay to play practices" which can end up "leading to inferior management, diminished returns or greater losses" for retirees.
The plug was pulled at the Bucksburn HQ in Aberdeen after the firm was told it had to pay to play music.