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Westergren: RIAA Orchestrating Lies Against Pandora. Hammers Radio.



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(10/6/2013 2:24:31 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Thanks Jared. Having trouble opening link will try again tonight. I think I may have read a transcript already of this debate. Has anyone out there read the book? I have and found it quite compelling. Would love to know what a thinkling would thinkle about it.
denali north face http://www.xmrsmkulim.org

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(6/28/2013 7:54:35 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Re: "And although we compete directly with AM/FM radio, which pays zero performance royalties" ... Odd because our company has been paying out royalties to SoundExchange for many years now for our streams..."

That this needs mention is what's sad: Westergren's statement reflects AM/FM radio and how much is paid to artists when a song is played over-the-air. He could not be more specific without adding the word "broadcasts" after "AM/FM radio."

Let's ask directly: At what point has your company paid performance royalties for over the air play, Mike? Did you pay performance royalties for songs played on those "stations between the stations," if you ever had that HD transmitter running? Do you honestly believe Pandora is worried about how many persons listen to your stream? (Aggregating all reported broadcast radio streams does not even make a close comparison to Pandora's audience numbers.)

This is, and always has been, about performance royalty payment parity. The subject is not going to die with a simple twisting of words.

- Ken Dardis
(6/28/2013 12:16:44 AM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Westergren is cracking at the seams, just like his fake radio company.
- Joe Piazza
(6/27/2013 5:44:29 PM)   Flag as inappropriate content
Westergren says: "And although we compete directly with AM/FM radio, which pays zero performance royalties".

Really? Odd because our company has been paying out royalties to SoundExchange for many years now for our streams as has every other radio group in America. The RIAA is lying about you but you are the bastion of truth...

- Michael Wright


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