Purchase Pandora FM radio as a defense to the record
Pandora Radio is the streaming service more popular in the United States , and while it might be feared with the debut of streaming music service from Apple, iTunes Radio , this is not by far the most important issue of the company.
Pandora has a history of years fighting with the majors because the high cost of paying royalties for copyright concepts are not allowed to make big profits . The 54% of its revenue in 2011 went to pay for copyright.
In addition to the ambition of the music industry, which has not found a sustainable business model since it appeared the MP3 so dedicated to seek profit through copyright-which greatly impairs Pandora is the decision the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) of the U.S. Congress, who for some reason believes that Internet Radio licenses must pay higher than traditional radio AM / FM or satellite radio.
In this situation of being a service whose earnings do not reflect the huge user base that has, Pandora took the unusual step of buying a traditional FM terrestrial radio in order to ensure their music licensing. In other words, an internet radio buying a radio ‘real’ to dodge their problems with copyright.
This is because Pandora is right now in a pending lawsuit with the American Society of Composers, Authors and Distributors (ASCAP), regarding, among other things, the licensing of the songs, so as a preventative measure just bought the KXMZ-FM Radio South Dakota, ensuring well as the preferential treatment that the CRB handed traditional radios.
Link: Pandora Radio station FM buys in a wily move to fight music labels (The Verge)Tags: Digital radio, estaciones de radio, Internet Radio, iRadio, iTunes Radio, Pandora, Radio, radio digital, radio internet, radio stations, Radios