Re: My Song Was Played 3.1 Million Times on Pandora. My Check Was $39...
How about we not say going to a warzone is easier... How about I'll challenge you on that one every day of the week and twice on Sunday. But that's not the point. The point is that people deserve the right to get paid for their work, whatever that work may be. How do the internet music services negotiate the royalties? Is it a negotiation at all? Somewhere down the line, someone (and or their lawyers) has to sign off on it. I don't have any idea how the music industry works, but it seems improbable that Spotify, Pandora, etc. can license the songs and just say "oh btw, we'll only pay $x for it, no matter what". Whoever licenses that content, at some point, has to have a say in the matter and agree to terms. That is what seems logical to me, does anyone know any more details?