Asking the obvious: Under proposed rates, would Pandora pay more for recorded music than the entire US radio industry?

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A few weeks ago, Clear Channel (radio) and Big Machine (record label) announced a licensing deal covering the public performance of musical recordings (aka, music) both over the airwaves and through the internets. While the details of this deal were not disclosed, the subtext of the deal combined with news from the past lead to one question: Under the proposed rates for recorded music performance royalties, would Pandora pay a greater amount for recorded music than the entire US radio industry? As far as I can tell, the answer is:…read more