Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy Tells Paul Resnikoff He Doesn’t Know How Much Money He Makes from Pandora

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 […]

The Artists, United, Can Never Be Defeated

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” […]

The Inmates Are Restless: @zoecello’s excellent idea meets the fog of trolls and the Bundler’s Dilemma

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 […]

Pandora’s Spinners Destroy Stock Price

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 […]

The Education of Senator Wyden: Don’t break the artists…You can’t get away with the old RIAA Booga Booga Booga or that you’ll make it up on volume

Senator Ron Wyden revealed his well intentioned but startling lack of education about the dynamics of the opposition to the Internet Radio Fairness Act during his speech at the Future of Music Policy Summit yesterday, and it started with more of the same old whine: You’ll hear the record labels oppose this legislation, spend lots of […]

The Tide Has Risen: Five Simple Facts About the “Internet Radio Fairness Act”

Big Tech and Big Media have joined forces in the “Internet Radio Fairness Coalition” which includes Clear Channel Media and Entertainment, Computer and Communications Industry Association (Google), Consumer Electronics Association (Google), Digital Media Association (Google) and…Pandora. So you see, the way this works is the group put Tim Westergren out with the long face and the sad […]