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ASCAP trial decision: Pandora wins unchanging royalty rates

The ASCAP vs. Pandora rate-setting trial, brought before a federal judge to determine how much Pandora must pay music publishers and composers to play recordings of their music, has ended in a preservation of Pandora’s existing rate. While Pandora hoped to lower that rate by a small amount, ASCAP hoped to raise payments by up to 62% Continue Reading

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In judgement for Pandora, court rules ASCAP can’t limit webcaster’s access to its stock of music

Pandora scored a clear, and sharply worded, summary judgment from U.S. District Judge Denise Cote, enabling the Internet radio service to continue “performing” (streaming) works included in ASCAP’s entire inventory. The ruling refutes ASCAP’s attempt to narrow Pandora’s right to… Continue Reading