read this story in the LA Times
and see the letter below on radio soup from Pandora founder Tim Westergren.
I wrote about this situation a year ago at the Mercury News...and It's getting worse than anyone could have imagined. We all thought logic would take over and people would realize that these draconic fees would crush a budding, wonderful business.
And the steamroller keeps moving forward.
I know so many people who love Pandora and have found new music there, the way we used to find it on conventional radio. Don't let this music lover's tool be taken away by greed and ignorance.
Real artists will be hurt more than anyone can imagine. It's harder and harder to find real music, in the deluge of commercial pap on the regular airwaves. We'll even lose links to great broadcasters such as KPIG and KCRW.