BMI sues Pandora over song licenses

Songwriters’ rights organization says Internet radio company won’t pay higher fees

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) has filed suit against Pandora, claiming the online radio company is refusing to pay higher licensing fees for songs.

BMI, a songwriters’ rights organization, said in the suit it filed yesterday that the fees it proposed to Pandora are "consistent with market rates to reflect the explosive growth of the Internet music streaming marketplace."


Cathleen Flahardy

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