Re: My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...
I am a songwriter with a number of songs on pandora. I had no say in any of them being there or what I get paid. Many of them are songs that are new and my check from pandora is less than $10 per month. Many songwriters I know have had to stop writing as a profession because they can't survive on the money that they are being paid. For the same number of radio plays I would have made thousands of dollars. Many, many people are making a profit from my songs while I struggle to stay in the business. That is not right or fair. Creators should be paid for their music. If you don't think the music is worth what it costs, then don't listen to it. Otherwise, you are stealing someone's property and their livelihood.