Re: My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...
Apparently you are full of it too. There are far more than 3 companies operating under this lower rate. Anyone was allowed to opt in if they qualified. And as a matter of fact, Clear Channel is not one. Not in entirety at least. Terrestrial radio streams do not qualify since they are not a pureplay webcast. Their custom channels might qualify, but it doesn't really matter because not many people listen to them.
Something artists don't seem to realize is that many of the webcasters that don't complain about rates are not paying them. Anyone who does pay them is barely breaking even or bleeding money. Even at these lower rates.