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Digital Notes: Updating Digital Royalties, and a Peek Under Pandora's Hood

After months of negotiations, labels, music publishers and digital-media services said they had reached an agreement over publishing royalties for a range of new services. Also, Pandora explains how it matches music.
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Pandora gets a win as court rules blanket music license applies through 2015

Technology : GigaOM (last year)

Pandora can get the benefit of a 2010 agreement it reached with ASCAP, which provides licenses for the music industry; ASCAP can't narrow the license even though music labels want to yank new media rights. Read Post

Pandora: “Royalty Crisis Is Over” for Internet Radio Companies

Technology : GigaOM (5 years ago)

After years of negotiations, Internet radio providers have reached a new royalty agreement that they say will keep them afloat. Streaming music providers including Pandora have struck a deal with negotiating organization SoundExchan... Read Post

Pandora holds out olive branch of data to musicians

Technology : L.A. Times Tech Blog (last month)

Pandora Media, the king of personalized online radio services, pays recording artists, songwriters, record labels and music publishers close to $300 million a year in royalties. That's not nearly enough to satisfy the company's crit... Read Post


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