Pandora looks towards the future

I just posted the article Pandora looks towards the future.

CDFreaks interviews Pandora founder Tim Westergren on the online radio service’s future. New royalty structures for copyright owners and the latest on its recent cash injection are discussed here.

Read the full article here:  [http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/17041-pandora-looks-towards-the-future.html](http://www.cdfreaks.com/news/17041-pandora-looks-towards-the-future.html)

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It truly is a shame that the music industry has impossed such rediculous royalties. Problem with such services is that we, as consumers/listeners, are used to receiving music/talk radio for free, and when companies start asking for $$ we balk at it. More ads appear now on regular radio because of the royalty raising, but that’s business. If we want ad free, then we’ll pay for it (Serius/XM as example.) Most listen to what they can from internet sites, such as Pandora, because they were/are ad free. Now even they need funding to keep going, so it’s a neverending clusterphuck that all have to endure. I’d say at $32 a year is a lot cheaper than $9.995 + tax a month sounds reasonable. That’s just my opion

I have so many links (Foobar .fpl bookmarks) to streaming stations I never knew about Pandora until this article. Been listening to it for over an hour now and I love the concept! It’s so good, I might even subscribe…or at least click on all their ad links :slight_smile: I hope they make it!