Help Save Pandora and Internet Radio
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Hi, it's Tim from Pandora,
I'm writing today to ask for your help. The survival of Pandora and
Internet radio is in jeopardy because of a recent decision by the
Royalty Board in Washington, DC to almost triple the licensing fees for
Internet radio sites like Pandora. The new royalty rates are irrationally
high, more than four times what satellite radio pays, and broadcast radio
doesn't pay these at all. Left unchanged, these new royalties will kill
every Internet radio site, including Pandora.
In response to these new and unfair fees, we have formed the SaveNetRadio
Coalition, a group that includes listeners, artists, labels and
I hope that you will consider joining us.
Please sign our petition urging your Congressional representative to
save Internet radio:
Please feel free to forward this link/email to your friends - the more
petitioners we can get, the better.
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
I hope you'll take just a few minutes to sign our petition - it WILL
difference. As a young industry, we do not have the lobbying power of the
RIAA. You, our listeners, are by far our biggest and most influential
As always, and now more than ever, thank you for your support.