ASCAP Asks FCC To Rethink Pandora Radio Station Purchase
By Jimmy Hoover (June 4, 2015, 6:36 PM EDT) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to reconsider its decision allowing Pandora Media Inc. to buy an FM radio station in South Dakota, saying the agency ignored glaring public interest questions with its approval.
The FCC applied an extremely narrow lens when earlier this month it gave its blessing to the sale, the sole purpose of which the group claims is for Pandora to continue with its complicated bid to reduce the copyright royalties it pays to ASCAP, the group said in its petition Wednesday. ASCAP negotiates and collects royalties on behalf...
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