New Net Radio Royalty Compromise Sorta Finished, Sorta Sucks

After being saved by a near-miraculous act of Congress » 11/06/08 8:40pm 11/06/08 8:40pm, net radio operators are busy negotiating new rates with royalty-collection mobsters SoundExchange that hopefully won't put them out of business. Pandora CEO Tim Westergren says that while the final deal isn't expected until next year, “the hard stuff has been…

Attention DC-Area Giz Readers: SaveNetRadio Rally Tonight


Bored on a Monday night in our nation's capital? Tonight you can stop on by Upper Senate Park at Constitution and Delaware Avenues at around 6:30pm for a rally to save Internet radio from destitution at the hands of the money-hungry Copyright Royalty Board. If you haven't kept up with the controversy but you do… » 6/18/07 8:31am 6/18/07 8:31am

Every Song You Own, Available Online Wherever You Are For Free,…



In its first incarnation, Lala.com focused on helping people trade and buy CDs cheaply, all the while building a community of music listeners and a catalog of preferences. Today, newly revamped Lala is launching a free service that scans your digital tracks—everything you own from ripped CDs, iTunes downloads or any… » 6/04/07 9:03pm 6/04/07 9:03pm

Pandora Hits Sprint Phones and Sonos Remotes

Right at this moment, a bunch of music fans are sitting in rows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art's Wattis Theater, eagerly awaiting the fate of Pandora, the cult-hit semi-customizable Internet radio service. What are they about to hear? That Pandora is teaming up with Sprint and Sonos to get into mobile and… » 5/23/07 12:00am 5/23/07 12:00am

Senate Introduces Net-Radio Bill; Pandora Asks Giz Readers to Keep…

The Senate today introduced a bill to prevent outlandish increases in net-radio royalties, a companion to the bill proposed by the House of Representatives last month. I decided to check in with Pandora's founder Tim Westergren again to see how he and his fellow webcasters got such sudden political clout. » 5/10/07 10:00pm 5/10/07 10:00pm