Pandora wins ASCAP rate court case against major publishers' direct licensing bid

Tom Pakinkis

Pandora has won a battle with major publishers in the ASCAP rate court that will see the likes of Sony/ATV, Universal, BMG Chrysalis and Warner/Chappell licensed under the PRO’s blanket deal with the internet radio service until the end of 2015.

According to Billboard, a rate trial will take place at the end of the year to determine how much of Pandora's advertising revenue must be paid to ASCAP for its license.

Pandora filed a motion with the ASCAP ...

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