Ellen Shipley famously made $39 off of 3.1 million Pandora plays, but this is by no means an aberration. Ahead of a broader hearing on Capitol Hill on Wednesday morning, some of the most successful, Grammy-adorned songwriters held a closed session with members of the media and legislators to discuss their internet radio royalty situation. The meeting was held on the second floor of the Rayburn House Office Building.
Before the presentation (and performances) started, these songwriters showed Digital Music News their royalty breakdowns for some of their most successful songs. These are overall payments for all songwriters involved.