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Pink Floyd: Pandora Asking us to Take 85% pay Cut.



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(6/26/2013 9:07:30 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The comments here reflect the exact nature of the problem. There is no question that Pink Floyd's music is being used by classic rock services (over the air and otherwise) to generate profits with little or no record sales generated. On the other hand, many college stations and independent webstreams that break new artists (i.e. - the polka show) are providing a genuine service to those artists. But both broadcast services are lumped into the same category at Sound Exchange.
- Dave Barnett
(6/24/2013 6:28:47 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Pink Floyd and other artists should demand money from broadcast radio stations or stop them from playing their songs. Do FM radio stations really sell a lot of albums for Pink Floyd these days? Pink Floyd does not need FM radio, but classic rock stations need Pink Floyd.
- sam
(6/24/2013 11:36:50 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Fred, you are dead on! How ironic. Here's a big-name, big-money band complaining about "only" a 15% royalty from a service that didn't even exist in their heydey. What do they care about giving a leg up to bands with smaller followings that never meet the industry-set payout threshold? Never mind radio stations forced to contribute to the coffers of artists they don't even play. Can anyone say "status-quo maintainers"? Or maybe,"payola payback"?
- Paulette
(6/24/2013 11:15:52 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
The whole concept of stations paying to air music is wrong. Radio airtime is a gift to recording artists. Airtime cost money. The cost to produce and distribute a recording is small compared to the endless time that radio stations spend promoting groups and recordings without compensation. When I leased a station in Texas, I was billed for hundreds of dollars each month because I aired a Polka show while the bands said they got none of the money. Guess who really got their royalty!
- Fred Lundgren


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