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Should Pandora Pay Less in Music Royalties?

Should Pandora Pay Less in Music Royalties? | Are Pandora's royalties fair? | Scoop.it
The streaming music company is suing ASCAP, seeking to pay lower songwriting royalty rates. The performance royalties it pays also may not be affordable
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I really liked this article because it adresses the legal side of this issue: the copyright. It breakdowns the copyright into two separate parts: the copyright held by the person who wrote the song and the recording copyright held by the record label. Modification of these two things is also going to affect how much the artist makes; knowing about this takes some of the pressure and responsibility off Pandora's shoulders.

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Tori Chisari's curator insight, December 2, 2015 11:17 PM

This article provides great insight from both the artists and streaming services regarding their idea of a fair royalty amount.

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Is Pandora Unfairly Undervaluding Songwriters?

Is Pandora Unfairly Undervaluding Songwriters? | Are Pandora's royalties fair? | Scoop.it
Faced with lawsuits and criticism from musicians, Pandora has to deal with the accusation that it's skimping on paying the people creating its core product.
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This article talks about how a lot of artists are criticizing Pandora and how they always the bad guys. Pandora simply says that they operate the same way as other internet music broadcasting radio-stations. They also say that they help artists with publicity rather than ripping them off.

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Judge Leaves Pandora Songwriter Royalty Unchanged

Judge Leaves Pandora Songwriter Royalty Unchanged | Are Pandora's royalties fair? | Scoop.it
A federal judge in New York has left the rate that Internet radio giant Pandora must pay songwriters unchanged at 1.85 percent of revenue for the next two years. That's according to ASCAP — the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers — which collects royalties for some...
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I chose this article because it talks about a judge who made the revenue for artists 1.85 percent for two years. Now they lowered them to 1.7 percent to radio stations. It is interesting how Pandora tries to follow the same guidelines of radio stations even though they are two separate and very different things

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The Pandora Problem: Royalty, Streamed or Short-Changed : San Francisco Classical Voice

The Pandora Problem: Royalty, Streamed or Short-Changed : San Francisco Classical Voice | Are Pandora's royalties fair? | Scoop.it
The go-to place for great music in the Bay Area. Find San Francisco concerts & events plus Bay Area classical music news, reviews, blogs, streaming music, biographies of classical music composers, critics pics of upcoming events, free classical music downloads & artist information.
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This article caught my attention because it contains very concisely Pandora's side of the argument. They say that they pay royalties to their musicians whereas satellite radio stations do not. Also, they say that they play a much wider range of music than them, they do not a limited number of playlists; they give more opportunities to their artists since it is becoming more and more popular every day.

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My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale!

My Song Got Played On Pandora 1 Million Times and All I Got Was $16.89, Less Than What I Make From a Single T-Shirt Sale! | Are Pandora's royalties fair? | Scoop.it
As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of "Low" last quarter.  Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale.  Okay that's a slight  exaggeration.  That's only the premium multi-c...
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What I liked about this article is that it talks about the royalties issue in a a very specific and personal fashion. It talks about the case of a specific person and what happened to him. His song got played a million times and he only got sixteen dollars. Since it is so personal; this helps the readers put themselves in the position of the artist and have a deeper understanding about what is happening and how they feel about it.

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