The senate should ask him about this tomorrow.
Pandora’s Publicity Stunt: Pandora bought South Dakota terrestrial radio station minus the broadcast license.
Back in June of 2013 Pandoras Associate Chief Counsel Chris Harrison (Songwriter Enemy #1) wrote an article for The Hill that implied that Pandora had purchased a radio station in South Dakota. The idea was that they were somehow now equivalent to Clear Channel and deserved the same percentage of revenue deal for sound recordings that Clear Channel receives. Never mind that much of Clear Channel’s content IS NOT MUSIC and terrestrial broadcast has enormous capital costs so percentages of revenues are not comparable. THE REAL PROBLEM and why this is misleading is that Pandora did not own the broadcast license of this station. Transfer of this license requires FCC approval and as far as we can tell it appears Pandora had not even filed for transfer of this license at the time of…
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