AfterDawn: Tech news

BMI sues Pandora over radio station purchase

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 14 Jun 2013 21:50

BMI sues Pandora over radio station purchase Less than a week after the company purchased an FM radio station in an effort to get better royalty rates, the BMI has sued Pandora, calling the purchase a "stunt" and a cry for attention.
BMI collects license fees for songwriters and composers.

"Pandora's stunt makes a mockery of the performing rights licenses and the rate court process,"
BMI said in its suit. It is now asking the court to set "reasonable, market-driven fees for Pandora." The organization claims direct negotiations have completely fallen apart.

Pandora has been alleging that the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) has allowed artists to selectively back out of licensing popular songs to the service, and has even filed a motion claiming "ASCAP has violated the terms of its antitrust consent decree with the Department of Justice."

The company then purchased KXMZ-FM in Rapid City, SD, in an effort to gain access to the alleged preferential treatment ASCAP has given terrestrial stations.

Tags: BMI Pandora
Previous Next  
Comments have been disabled for this article.

Latest news

A surprise feature from the world's most popular messaging platform A surprise feature from the world's most popular messaging platform (21 Feb 2017 10:28)
WhatsApp has long ago surpassed SMS in popularity and its billion users is rivaled only by Facebook Messenger, both obviously owned by Facebook. WhatsApp's road to success has really been ....
1 user comment
No taxation without representation unless you're a robot, suggests Bill Gates No taxation without representation unless you're a robot, suggests Bill Gates (20 Feb 2017 13:06)
Bill Gates is obviously known from creating one of the worlds largest technology companies and becoming the richest man on earth for it. Now the previously often even hated CEO of Microsoft ....
1 user comment
Samsung's reputation in free fall after exploding phones Samsung's reputation in free fall after exploding phones (20 Feb 2017 12:34)
Samsung's catastrophic launch of one of last year's most anticipated smartphones had a clear impact on the company's overall reputation, suggests a new report. An annual poll conducted by The ....
1 user comment
Apple's original TV show Planet of the Apps gets a trailer Apple's original TV show Planet of the Apps gets a trailer (15 Feb 2017 12:42)
Apple has positioned itself against some of the biggest TV and movie conglomerates by beginning the production of its own content. Following Netflix's and Amazon's lead, the Cupertino based ....
2 user comments
Cortana reminds you even when you forgot to add the reminder Cortana reminds you even when you forgot to add the reminder (10 Feb 2017 13:22)
Microsoft has announced an update to its voice assistant Cortana with a single new feature. The so-called Commitment feature allows the Windows 10 assistant to remember things you forgot to ....
21 user comments

News archive