Pandora Founder Asks for Help


Pandora is one of my favourite music site.applications. And it will be greatly affected by recent copyright tariff decisions in the US.

According to Read/Write Web, Pandora founder Tim Westergreen is asking for help from users, encouraging them to sign a petition in hopes of getting congress to do something to help…

Understand that we are fully supportive of paying royalties to the artists whose music we play, and have done so since our inception. As a former touring musician myself, I’m no stranger to the challenges facing working musicians. The issue we have with the recent ruling is that it puts the cost of streaming far out of the range of ANY webcaster’s business potential.

An appeal launched by NPR has already been turned down, and it looks like the new tariffs will go into effect as planned.