Nice try, Pandora.

The online streamer—and now fellow broadcaster—has lost the first round in its attempt to get its BMI royalty rate lowered because it now owns a terrestrial radio station. A federal court judge ruled that Pandora cannot be compared to a…

T-Mobile kills one FM chip advantage.

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The wireless carrier has announced tat customers can now stream music without touching their data. They’re calling it “Un-Carrier 6.0,” and it covers their “Music Freedom” service, which encompasses Pandora, iHeartRadio, Rhapsody and now Apple Music—33 services in all that…

Speaking of FCC oversight. . .

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Commissioner Ajit Pai found themselves on the barbie again last week, as the House Communications Subcommittee on FCC Oversight held yet another hearing. Once again, the battle lines were clearly drawn. A Committee memo states,…

LPFM advocates want it all.

The Low-Power FM Advocacy Group has filed a Petition for Rulemaking asking the FCC to reclassify LPFMs as a primary service to prevent them from being crowded off the air when changes occur to full-power stations. The Petition also seeks…