Comments on: Music royalties and Pandora‚Äôs box http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/05/10/music-royalties-and-pandoras-box/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: gjbloom http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/05/10/music-royalties-and-pandoras-box/#comment-444007 Sun, 09 Jun 2013 16:44:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36509#comment-444007 In defense of Pandora expecting lower royalty rates, please bear in mind that Pandora is more like broadcast radio in that one cannot simply hear whatever they wish. Instead, if I hope to hear any of Mr. Morgan’s music, I would have to listen to a Pandora radio station that includes the works of Mr. Morgan in its playlist. I have never heard of Mr. Morgan. The only way I would encounter his music is if I happened to listen to a Pandora radio station that includes his work. To this end, perhaps Mr. Morgan and his lesser-known ilk should be paying Pandora for advertising.

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By: ReallyPuzzled http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2013/05/10/music-royalties-and-pandoras-box/#comment-443724 Fri, 10 May 2013 21:52:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=36509#comment-443724 How did we get from “PAYOLA” to “PAY US”? If the 28,000 spins did not help the artist, any artist, with sales, then the entire system is broken. As a former Assistant Manager at a non-profit radio station, and seeing first hand the efforts made by the Labels to get spins (remember “for promotional use only”), I feel from the bottom of my heart, that the artists are being duped into thinking this is how to make money. How did we get to having to pay for spins. I’ve wanted to start an internet radio station for about the last 11 yrs and this “pay”, who to “pay”, how much to “pay” thing has always been my greatest fear. What ever happened to that symbiotic relationship between radio and record labels. Last thing, where are the checks and balances? Who is watching the watchers. This is the real problem; If I pay an entity to listen to music, that entity should pay the artist(royalty), If I listen for free I shouldn’t have to pay. That is the real problem. Royalty should never be paid to a record label.

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