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BMI To Sue Pandora



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(6/14/2013 7:41:02 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Hold on to any Pandora promotional swag - it's going to have some value pretty soon as a memento of a once promising venture.
- Ed
(6/13/2013 11:38:49 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pandora shouldn't be granted any exemptions or credits for owning a "terrestrial" Radio station, and in fact the entire "free ride" that broadcast stations currently enjoy should be canceled.
Why should there be three levels of royalty payments? It makes zero sense. I am currently locked out of the online streaming market by these ridiculous royalties and I see NO reason why Broadcast stations should not pay the same amount I must. This disparity is ludicrous, plus the "license to broadcast".

- Panama Jack
(6/13/2013 10:18:19 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Artists, writers and composers want "spins" so that they can get paid in the same way radio wants audience and advertisers.

Since "the tunes" are the not raw material, but the finished product for music radio, a little overhead is to be expected.

- Ronald T. Robinson
(6/13/2013 9:36:17 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Future of radio is over IP. Terrestrial Radio and Satellite should stop attacking Internet Radio / Pandora and help it secure lower and more reasonable rates. The license holders want to use the unreasonable rates they maneuvered on IP to then go and attack our Terrestrial radio. Supporting IP is future proofing. BMI is claiming that radio is not promotional anymore. Then why do artists want spins so badly? Unite radio people, Unite. Stop attacking each other and see the bigger picture.
- Joe B
(6/13/2013 6:51:29 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
We have always had good dealings with BMI and ASCAP. However, I would like to see some review of SESAC. They represented less than 2% of our titles and cost us monthly what BMI / ASCAP cost us per year.

We only operate one station so I hope this does not make these license bodies harder to work with in the future.

IS

- I Stewart
(6/13/2013 6:38:26 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content

It's a good thing that BMI is suing Pandora.

Pandora is trying to impersonate a radio station network but it's not and should therefore not be granted the privileges associated radio station ownership.

As a radio station owner, I am troubled by the foul behavior of Pandora. If the Pandora Corporation wants to receive the benefits bestowed upon radio station ownership then start by buying radio stations and learn to be a part of the community.

Hopefully, BMI will prevail as the winner.

- Joe B
(6/13/2013 6:38:25 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content

It's a good thing that BMI is suing Pandora.

Pandora is trying to impersonate a radio station network but it's not and should therefore not be granted the privileges associated radio station ownership.

As a radio station owner, I am troubled by the foul behavior of Pandora. If the Pandora Corporation wants to receive the benefits bestowed upon radio station ownership then start by buying radio stations and learn to be a part of the community.

Hopefully, BMI will prevail as the winner.

- Joe B

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