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Introduction

Sony/ATV has signed a direct licensing deal with Pandora. The online radio service will pay increased performance royalty rates to the publisher, but will benefit from greater rate certainty and more flexibility for its product offering.

Highlights

  • According to a recent survey, Pandora was listened to by 26% of US online adults in the last month, ahead of Spotify, with a 17% share, and SoundCloud with 9%.

Features and Benefits

  • The research note details the ins and outs of the new licensing agreement between Sony/ATV and Pandora
  • The research note explains why the direct deal between the two companies is allowed under the licensing restrictions imposed on publishers in the US

Key questions answered

  • Why has Sony/ATV chosen to license the use of its author member content directly to Pandora rather than through the authors' bodies ASCAP and BMI?
  • Why is this direct deal allowed under consent decree rules when previous direct deals have been disallowed?

Table of contents

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  • Summary
  • Popular Pandora back in the Sony/ATV good books
  • Second direct deal for Sony/ATV with Pandora
  • Why direct deals are OK under consent decree rules

Appendix

  • Author

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