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Pink Floyd Opinion Piece On Royalties and Pandora Radio

Discussion in 'The OT' started by SayWhat?, Jun 25, 2013.

  1. SayWhat?

    SayWhat? Know Nothing

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    http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/06/23/pink-floyd-royalties-pandora-column/2447445/
     
  2. Laxguy

    Laxguy Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense.

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    Winters,...
    So do you agree, disagree, care a lot, a little? Do you have a dog in that fight?
     
  3. raott

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    Personally, I think regular radio should pay the same royalty as Pandora et al. It is my understanding regular radio pays nothing. The medium, IMO should be irrelevant.
     
  4. Gloria_Chavez

    Gloria_Chavez Godfather

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    raott, your comment is on point.
     
  5. djlong

    djlong Hall Of Fame

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    This was a big argument back when Sirius and XM were losing money as separate companies. The cabal of "Big Radio" (NAB) wanted them (Sirius & XM) gone so they said that SatRad should pay royalties while terrestrial radio should get off fee-free as they always had because of the 'special relationship' that terrestrial radio had with it's customers.

    Of course, they lied about who their customers were. Terrestrial radio's customers are the advertisers. We, our ears, are the products they are selling to those customers.
     
  6. LI-SVT

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    It is my understanding that most artists/creators don't own the rights to their own music. Any royalties would go to a record company or the like. Maybe this is changing due to the Internet and artists becoming independent.
     

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