SoundExchange Statement on Pandora Settlement with Major Record Companies

SoundExchange Statement on Pandora Settlement with Major Record Companies

SoundExchange President and CEO Michael Huppe issued the following statement on Pandora’s $90 million settlement with the major record companies:

“We are pleased that Pandora has agreed to pay these legacy artists, giving them the compensation and respect they have earned. It is a great day when performers are paid for their work as all artists should be paid fairly, every time their music is used, across all platforms. This is a good start, which we hope encourages all services – including Pandora – to pay for all pre-72 recordings across all of their programming.”