See todays earlier story:
You can’t get much lower than “free and in perpetuity.” NPR already enjoys an enormous subsidy from artists. Plus many of us contribute directly to our local NPR affiliates. Why is NPR “bearding” for Google PandoraClear Channel and National Association of Broadcasters?
Here is a contract for a recorded live performance on one of the flagship NPR stations. We artists happily sign these contracts because we believe in the public good that NPR provides. We help subsidize your stations. I have signed almost this exact contract on dozens of occasions. Why are you stabbing artists in the back? We are on your side. You think NAB, Clear Channel and the libertarians of Silicon Valley are gonna support public radio?