(AUDIO) To be Settled by a Court For Sure
With ASCAP's firm statement (see above) that the Pandora purchase of KXMZ-FM, in Rapid City, South Dakota will not get them lower fees, this battle is surely headed for court. Assistant General Counsel for Pandora Christopher Harrison said this issue was headed that way in his blog at The Hill on Tuesday. In all likelihood, a court will have to decide whether or not one radio station qualifies Pandora as an official broadcaster that should be treated on an even playing field as Clear Channel, with over 800 stations. Or, is Pandora simply trying to back-door the ASCAP rules and get help on a business model it created. We turn to broadcast attorney Frank Montero for his take. Here's our interview.
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