Pandora under attack

The Musicians First Coalition is targeting Pandora for attempting to get its royalty payments to musicians lowered. In fact, according to the New York Post, “The coalition is expected to begin a PR campaign against Pandora that will include alerting its musician members of the company’s effort to trim its millions in royalties payment through a Capitol Hill push.” Although royalty rates for webcasters aren’t going to change until 2014, Pandora’s new BFF, U.S. House Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), is sponsoring the Internet Radio Fairness Act, a bill which would allow webcasters to lower their rates.