RAIN Hotspots: Feb. 8 – 14

The five most-read articles this week in RAIN. Thanks for reading!

  1. ASCAP vs Pandora canvasThe most-read piece this week included an exclusive inside account of the closing arguments in the Pandora vs. ASCAP trial. The federal trial judge, Denise Cote, verbally agreed with Pandora’s final argument, and a well-known financial services company predicted Pandora would win the trial. At stake? Royalty rates to music publishers.
  2. Edison Research revisited a study of how Americans listen to streaming audio, with a focus on the 18-34 demographic.
  3. RAIN’s first reader poll asked whether Pandora is radio. The results are definitive!
  4. Spotify began a new radio-like program with singer-songwriter Billy Bragg as host.
  5. Pandora introduced open music submissions — great news for indie musicians.

Brad Hill