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Pandora hires congressional staffer as it faces continual licensing issues

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Pandora has hired David Grimaldi, a veteran of congress, as the Internet radio company faces music-licensing regulations on multiple fronts. Grimaldi joins Pandora at a time when the market-leading Internet radio service faces many negotiations and legal arguments related to the cost of music it streams, and the U.S. government's regulation of that cost.

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Does radio have something to fear from the connected dash?

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Much has been said about the 'connected dash' in recent weeks: the concern that radio has plenty to lose from forthcoming internet-connected cars, that'll offer internet radio, Spotify-like services, and plenty more. Guest columnist James Cridland says that if you're a radio broadcaster, you should start worrying right now.

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Beats Music swallows high fees to streamline subscriptions

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Beats Music is reportedly signing up subscribers at a slower pace than hoped. Beats is taking one costly step to streamline the sign-up process: the service now allows users to sign up within the iPhone and iPad apps. By acceding to Apple's business structure, Beats Music appears willing to swallow a 30% reduction in some of its subscription revenue.

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Internet Radio REWIND: April 14-18

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Introducing Internet Radio REWIND, an audio recap of the week. This weekly program is a quick (six minutes) and concise catch-up of the week's top stories. Click the Play button and be ready for the coming week. this week: Bette Midler, Spotify and Sprint, Pandora's latest lawsuit, Rdio's Brazilian blockbuster, and Pono Music.

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