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Maroon 5, Katy Perry Lead Artist Protest Against Pandora, IRFA

Posted by RadioJinglesVIP on November 15, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Pandora is happy about the progress of a bill that will cut royalty payments to artists.

 

But artists are not.

 

“Pandora’s principal asset is the music. Why is the company asking Congress once again to step in and gut royalties that thousands of musicians rely upon?That’s not fair and that’s not how partners work together.”

 

This was part of the statement released by Billboard magazine signed by artists like Katy Perry, Maroon 5 and Missy Elliot expressing opposition to TheInternet Radio Fairness Act.

 

Pandora, meanwhile, replied:

 

“Internet radio and the artists whose music is played and listened to on the Internet are indeed all in this together.”

 

“A sustainable Internet radio industry will benefit all artists, big and small.”

 

- Tim Westergren, Pandora’s co-founder and chief strategy officer.

 

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