Pandora Ends Royalty Fight With ASCAP, BMI

Law360, New York (December 22, 2015, 12:01 PM EST) -- Internet radio giant Pandora has resolved its long-running royalty dispute with blanket licensing groups Broadcast Music Inc. and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, inking long-term licensing deals with both groups.

Under the terms of the deal, Pandora will drop its appeal of a federal court ruling in May that said it must pay higher rates to BMI, finally resolving more than two years of contentious litigation with both groups over how the country’s largest streaming service pays songwriters for their music. Combined, ASCAP...
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