News:Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica
Pandora will pay RIAA $90 million for playing pre-1972 songs | Ars Technica Internet radio company Pandora has agreed to pay the major US record labels $90 million over streaming of pre-1972 songs, which aren't covered under federal copyright but are covered by state-level copyrights in areas including New York and California.
I think that means that the value of all pop and rock songs written & recorded before 1972 is less than the value of 3 Google, Apple and Microsoft employees. Hmmm. I think James Brown would disagree.