FCC Clears Way for Pandora to Buy Terrestrial Radio Station: Are Lower Rates Ahead For Artists?

Pandora’s actual business and technological innovations are behind them.  They seem to now be concentrating exclusively on “innovative” legal tricks, loopholes and gotchas.   The latest one is that Pandora is not only “non-interactive” it is now a “terrestrial” broadcaster.  Why? They have been more or less cleared by FCC to buy a single terrestrial radio station in Box Elder South Dakota (Population 9,083).

And <sigh> anything seems to go these days…

This will not end well.

http://www.allaccess.com/net-news/archive/story/141115/fcc-grants-pandora-declaratory-ruling-allowing-it-

 

About Dr. David C Lowery

Platinum selling singer songwriter for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven; platinum selling producer; founder of pitch-a-tent records; founder Sound of Music Studios; platinum selling music publisher; angel investor; digital skeptic; college lecturer and founder of the University of Georgia Terry College Artists' Rights Symposium.

One thought on “FCC Clears Way for Pandora to Buy Terrestrial Radio Station: Are Lower Rates Ahead For Artists?

  1. well maybe Congress and everybody else involved trying to help artists will see this is as dirty trick and do something about it.

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