And how do we know this? Because Digital Music News has already been approached to publish a Pandora-approved, ‘independent’ response to an artist protest that hasn’t yet happened. This occurred just days after Pink Floyd leveled Pandora in USA Today for tricking artists into endorsing reduced royalties.
Pandora seems to be anticipating something similar from another artist at the level of Pink Floyd (or even bigger). Accordingly, Pandora is taking steps to have well-written, careful responses ready to go within 24 hours in places like Digital Music News. Most importantly, the response needs to come from a source not affiliated with Pandora (or, so it seems…)