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  • Pandora Agrees to Mammoth Settlement


    Billboard is reporting that streaming music platform Pandora has agreed to a substantial settlement to resolve a lingering legal matter that dates back to music more than three decades old.

    According to an announcement from The Recording Industry Association of America, its members are on board with a proposed $90 million settlement that will finally put to an end litigation over Pandora's use of tunes that pre-date 1972.

    "The deal marks the latest turn in a battle that has upset decades of practice on the use of older recordings," Billboard explains, noting that this resolution is the inevitable outcome of classic music finding its way to new life in the modern digital age.

    Unfortunately, the agreement with Pandora is not the latest of its kind expected in the streaming and digital music arenas. Countless other legal battles rage on and will likely continue to do so for the foreseeable future.

    "Other broadcasters including CBS Radio, iHeartMedia and Cumulus -- the nation's three largest terrestrial radio station operators -- are also facing legal action on the pre-1972 front and have been putting up eye-opening challenges that could have ramifications even beyond public performance," the report explains.

    Source: Billboard
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