Chris Castle interviews Blake Morgan, head of ECR Music Group and the force behind the #irespectmusic campaign on Pandora, IRFA and the campaign for artist pay for radio play. Theme music by Guy Forsyth. You can also subscribe to the Music Tech Policy podcast on iTunes.
Rumor has it that the new and “improved” Internet Radio Fairness Act is about to be introduced by Rep. Chaffetz in the House IP subcommittee–which means someone is scurrying around the halls of Congress trying to line up co-sponsors. So what will be different this time? I would imagine that all the censorship stuff David […]
In case you were wondering, as Tim Westergren’s crew prepares to reintroduce legislation to require the Congress to reduce artist royalties paid by SoundExchange, old “million a month” Tim continues to make bank on Pandora stock sales. Pandora’s only product? Music.
You’re sitting there yakkin’ right in my face I guess I’m gonna have to put you in your place Y’know if silence was golden, you couldn’t raise a dime Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime… Your Mind is on Vacation by Mose Allison (Audre Mae Music Co. BMI) I […]
Not surprisingly, Tim Westergren is rallying the troops at the Consumer Electronics Show–the locus of those just like him who want to enrich themselves from commoditizing music. Remember, Westergren is the founder and public face of Pandora–and has been cashing in to the tune of $1,000,000 a month as he sells off his founders stock […]
Must be nice to be able to forget your salary–Paul Resnikoff of Digital Music News gets the scoop: So let’s help Joe refresh his recollection. According to the Securities and Exchange Commission, Joseph J. Kennedy, Pandora’s CEO, President and Board Chair Director) was recently granted Pandora stock options totaling 1.35 million shares at $10.63, or […]
Yesterday on Capitol Hill did not quite go the way that the Internet Radio Fairness Coalition had in mind. At all. More about that will be written. Mr. Chaffetz–more about him later, too–had asked Mr. Goodlatte for a hearing on the so-called Internet Radio Fairness Act, and a hearing he got. I would say mostly a “listening” […]
I always say that the great thing about the Internet is that it brings people together who would otherwise might never have met. The bad news is that regardless of the Internet, the place they would likely have met is prison. Who are these people? You know–The Trolls. Often corporate backed attackers leaving pre-digested bits […]
I want my data and in 2012 I see absolutely no reason why I shouldn’t own it. It seems like everyone has it, and exploits it…everyone but the creators providing the content that services are built on. I wish I could make this demand: stream my music, but in exchange give me my listener data. […]
Check out the performance of NYSE:P this week–Pandora’s Tim Westergren’s performance at the Future of Music Coalition Policy Conference was a new approach for a top executive of a public company. Bring the spinners from the company’s shillery and the bots from the company’s trade association to do what? Build up the company’s future with all the […]