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Pandora Internet Radio on the Brink of Closing Down (Thanks to the RIAA) permalink

Source: www.readwriteweb.com

Matt Sung / (4) / posted over 5 years ago / flag this / read more

As an avid Pandora listener, this is sad news.

"Founder Tim Westergren has stated that the service is approaching a "pull-the-plug kind of decision" for the service. Why is this happening? Last year, web radio giants were hit with outrageously ridiculous fees by a federal panel for every song that would be played on their stations..."

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Matt Sung said on August 17, 2008

Oh, and I found this via Gizmodo
 
 

Karen Horton said on August 17, 2008

Hopefully there will be an outpouring of support once Pandora's fan base learns of this. Personally I would be willing to pay for a subscription service if it would prevent the site from closing shop. But this may all be mere pocket change for going up against the RIAA...
 
 

Brian Slawson said on August 18, 2008

And some more in the Washington Post.
 
 

Henry Sene Yee said on August 20, 2008

Not Pandora! At least Scrabulous is still around.
 

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