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(11/30/2012 10:47:37 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
This has been Pandora's plan all along. They know the record companies only want more revenue ( of course), they don't really care where it comes from.

If you make stations pay for music on the station itself, then they can afford to lower the internet fees.

This has been Pandora's plan, and it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

- Andy Collins
(11/30/2012 9:42:16 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Who has historically resorted to illegal means to "buy" airtime on radio? Has any of the legislators heard of Payola? So now they want to get paid for something they have tried to illegally buy in the past? Is this the Bizzaro World?
- Realist
(11/30/2012 9:03:26 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Radio broadcasters should be joining together with Pandora and Sirius XM to pursue the strategy suggested here:

http://blog.ce.org/index.php/2009/04/14/fix-drugs-and-rock-roll/

The downloading public should be on our side, and it's hard for Washington to ignore millions of voices.

- Dave Wilson
(11/30/2012 6:59:55 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Ah...but you don't understand.

Their view is that radio is run by "greedy corporations" and the "greedy rich"...thus, radio has plenty of wealth to be "spread around", or redistributed.

What's funny in all this is that the people who are yelling and screaming for this as a sense of "fairness", are artists who have the financial abilities right now to buy and sell most of us...and even a few radio companies several times over. Sadly, that's the game that's being played in D.C. right now.


- Kevin Fodor


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