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Court rules that Pandora won't pay higher royalties to songwriters (update: ruling details)

Court rules that Pandora won't pay higher royalties to songwriters (update: ruling details) | Streaming music steals money from artists | Scoop.it
Pandora has been fighting tooth and nail against potential songwriting royalty increases, and it appears that this tenacity is largely paying off. A
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This article speaks of how Pandora refuses to pay Songwriters 1.85% and rather 1.7% like traditional radio. Pandora wins the ruling but this article is relevant to the music industry because it's speaking of internet radio and how theres a huge debate on how much each person should get payed, and which companies should do what. 

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Jack Alexander's curator insight, October 12, 2014 4:12 PM

Pandora fighting for lower royalty rates when they were already low so they could make more money is just wrong in so many ways. They are robbing Artists of royalties because of the lack of action in D.C.

Artists deserve the 3% they are asking for, its not that much still. This needs to change.

Austin Politowicz's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:57 PM

this article is important because it tells of how little Pandora pays to the artists who write the songs that people listen to thousands of times a day.  It also describes how they wanted to pay them less, but it was ruled that the pay would be the same.

 

Dylan Bennett's curator insight, April 21, 2016 3:40 PM

The court ruled that pandora did not have to pay higher royalties to artist which is hard for me to understand. Artist's  pour their heart and soul into making music for fans to listen to and should be rewarded fairly.

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An Artist Got 16 Bucks for a Song That Pandora Streamed a Million Times (Updated)

A million of anything is pretty much always an insanely impossible number. Winning a million dollars, having a million Twitter followers, selling a million products--anything done a million times is something to be proud of. But maybe not getting your song streamed on Pandora a million times. All you get sometimes is 16 measly dollars. Or $16.89 to be exact.
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In this article I learned that the government set the rates for online streaming music, so the fact that artists aren't  getting paid the right amount isn't Pandora, Spotify, or any other streaming media app's fault. An artist got a million plays but only paid $16 due to these rules. Something needs to change.

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Lydia Liao's curator insight, July 21, 2014 2:38 PM

Pandora is taking fire for not justifiably compensating performers and songwriters for their work. Accused of trying to undermine the free market, it toes the line on government rules of webcasting rates to pay songwriters and artists less than they are worth.  For instance, David Lowery's song "Low" was streamed more than a million times on Pandora. While Spotify paid $12.05 for the 100,000 times and Sirius more than a dollar per play, Pandora got away with just 16 bucks for a million plays.

Jack Alexander's curator insight, October 12, 2014 6:28 PM

This is a very biased article, but does make an excellent point. Reaching the number of a million is next to impossible. Yet, when streamed on pandora, a million streams equals 16 dollars. That ratio alone is unfair, Spotify is in the same category as pandora and is paying more (12 dollars for every 100,000 streams). How can pandora get away with such low rates? It's really unfair to the artists and labels.

Dylan Bennett's curator insight, April 21, 2016 3:37 PM

An artist had their song played over 1 million times on pandora and only got paid $16. This is outrageous and is basically robbing the artist of the money they deserve for making a great song

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Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists

Business Matters: The Truth About Pandora's Payments to Artists | Streaming music steals money from artists | Scoop.it
Pandora mo
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Pandora gives a very small portion of money to the artists for streaming their music, but in return, Pandora's argument is that they're advertising their music as well

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Jack Alexander's curator insight, October 12, 2014 5:26 PM

 Pandora was very wordy in there posts about what the artist is actually paid and as a result was miss interrupted by most who read it. Though the wording is correct, the word usage to the reader was confusing. Then when a man tweeted about it, he was inaccurate entirely, his wording was off and so was the info he gave. The article also talked about the process pandora goes through to pay the artists and labels.

Dylan Bennett's curator insight, April 21, 2016 3:45 PM

Pandora was innaccurate in their statements by saying that they pay artists like Drake and Lil Wayne "3 million a year" when in fact, the recordning artist only recieves 45% of the money that is payed to them. Also, Pandora does not actually staright up pay the artists, they go through a third party distributor to get the money to the artists and their labels.

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Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid

Deconstructing: Pandora, Spotify, Piracy, And Getting Artists Paid | Streaming music steals money from artists | Scoop.it
Who the hell is this guy and why is he trying to sell me a warm sack of shit? This question lit up my mind last week, as I sat in the audience for the
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So this article is talking about how Pandora and Spotify are hurting artists pockets by people in the white collars allowing online streaming and the amount of money handed to the artists being very minimal. They talk about the IRFA lowering taxes exclusively for internet radio.

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Jack Alexander's curator insight, October 12, 2014 3:00 PM

This just goes to prove that congress needs to put together some legislation to help the artists and labels with the problem of inequality. Pandora is worse than Spotify, but they both need changed. For anyone to make a profit of one sale, for the artists and labels, Pandora needs to play the song over 300,000 times. This is ridiculous beyond belief. Congress, this needs to change.

 

Dylan Bennett's curator insight, April 21, 2016 3:48 PM

There needs to be legislation put in place to make sure that the artists are getting paid fairly from streaming services like Pandora and Spotify.

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How Much Do You Think Pandora Pays Artists?

How Much Do You Think Pandora Pays Artists? | Streaming music steals money from artists | Scoop.it
If you think artists on Pandora never get paid by the music-streaming service, think again. On Tuesday, Pandora founder Tim Westergren released a statement detailing just how much Pandora pays its musicians, and the figure may very well shock you.
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This article contrasts what the other various articles have previously stated. This article states that certain articles get paid large sums of money and not just $16 like the other artist in the other article. Because of this internet streaming fad, theres now an Internet Radio Fairness Act. 

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Jack Alexander's curator insight, October 12, 2014 6:22 PM

It describes a point of view from both sides, making it unbiased and more reliable. From the side of pandora, they share the number of artists that make over10,000  a year from them streaming as well as those making over 50,000 a year. As a rebuttal, Greg Sandoval,. said that pandora made over 100 million dollars last quarter alone, and have had many complaint from labels saying that they are being paid unfairly.

Austin Politowicz's curator insight, October 13, 2014 10:59 PM

This article shows how much Pandora Radio brings in and then compares it to how much they pay artists, which is usually only about $50,000 for only about 800 most played artists

Dylan Bennett's curator insight, April 21, 2016 3:51 PM

This article again claims that top artists get paid around $3 million annually from pandora but that is not true. Even if it were true, Pandora makes about $100 million per quarter off of the music these artists create and it is simply not fair that Pandora pockets that much money while the artists are not getting what they are rightly owed.