Friday, July 13, 2007

An E-mail Request From Tim Westergren, the founder of Pandora the Music Genome Project

Hi, it's Tim one more time...

Disaster looms! Yesterday a federal court denied a plea to delay the massive increase in rates webcasters must pay the record labels. This means that, absent immediate Congressional action, the new ruinous royalty rates will be going into effect on Monday threatening the future of all internet radio.

This is a very dire situation and I'm writing to ask one more time for your support. The effort you've made over the past four months has been extraordinary and has forced the rapid introduction of the bill, but the committee process has been sluggish and we need to once again remind the representatives of the urgency of this issue. This is perhaps the most important phone call you can make for us.
Please call your Congressional representatives in the Senate and ask them to force immediate action on the Internet Radio Equality Act and bring the bill to a vote. It is critical that their phones begin ringing off the hook starting early in the morning. If it's busy, please try again later.

Congressperson Rahm Emanuel: (202)225-4061

Senator Richard Durbin: (202) 224-2152
Senator Barack Obama: (202) 224-2854

I'm sorry that we have to keep asking you for this - but it's our only recourse. We are no match for the legal and legislative strength of the RIAA and we need your help.

Thank you again.


Gratefully,



-Tim Westergren
(Pandora founder)

3 comments:

FOUR DINNERS said...

They come near Drunk Punk Radio n they can fuck right off

Candy Minx said...

I knew you would,be interested in this 4Dinners...I'm pretty worried...but this may not be regarding U.K.

I NEED my drunk Punk radio...love ya baby!

Gardenia said...

They just keep trying to grab ahold of the internet and figure out how to generate money to grow a greed conglomerate, don't they?