Quick Hits: RMLC on consent decrees; Spotify’s Canadian invites; Pandora ad exec interview

Brief news items and worthy reads from around the web:

RMLC supports consent decrees: The Radio Music License Committee submitted a statement to the Department of Justice asking it to uphold the consent decrees currently regulating ASCAP and BMI. The group said restrictions were necessary to keep PROs from having unfair power over the market and prices. [Radio World]

Spotify’s first Canadian invites: After rumors circulated earlier this summer about streaming services foraying into Canada, Spotify has reportedly sent out its first invites to Canucks. A full launch is expected within weeks, but the company hasn’t announced any pricing plans for the new market. [Canadian Reviewer]

Pandora ad exec talks targeting: The Chicago Tribune interviewed Gabe Tartaglia, VP of sales for Pandora’s central region, about how the streaming platform approaches local advertising. He explained how the service can target ads with just a member’s age, gender, and zip code without resorting to geo-targeting.

Anna Washenko