GearAndGuitars 11th July 2013 08:55 PM
Is Pandora Unfairly Undervaluding Songwriters?
Faced with lawsuits and criticism from musicians, Pandora has to deal with the accusation that it's skimping on paying the people creating its core product.
“The number one concern of the individual songwriters and composers we represent is getting fair payment from digital services,” Paul Williams, president of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, told Wired. “Whenever I meet with members from all genres of music who are struggling to make ends meet, that’s the thing they ask about most. They know that streaming is growing, and they don’t want to be left out in the cold in terms of having their creative work valued fairly.”