Re: My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...
Pandora are trying to have it both ways. For the purposes of royalties they are saying that they are just another radio station. But for the purpose of promoting their service, they claim that they are fundamentally different: they are a music analytics service which can identify listeners' tastes and preferences and serve them up with music tailor-made to their ears.
I don't know which claim is closer to the truth - I haven't tried Pandora because it isn't available in my country - but they can't both be true.