I received this letter in my inbox today from Pandora founder, Tim Westergren and felt it was important to share. I’m not sure how many of you are aware of Pandora’s woes. The Internet radio giant has been struggling financially under unfair legislation issued by the Copyright Royalty Board that essentially doubled the royalties web radio stations must pay. Clearly an overt attempt to thwart the propagation of Internet music. One that threatened to put Pandora out of business.
Thankfully, Pandora reached a resolution that will keep them in business. But there’s a new bill in Congress, called the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 848), that’s being presented to address this issue for the long term. If passed it will create a more equitable and fair system for compensating artists across all forms of radio.
Please take just a minute to call Representative Nancy Pelosi’s office to ask her to sponsor and support the Performance Rights Act (H.R. 848):
Representative Nancy Pelosi