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CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE #2

We’re thrilled to let everyone know that the House bill passed! Thanks to your incredible support we were able to overcome the NAB’s efforts to derail us. Phone calls rained into the congressional offices over the past 36 hours. Just amazing.
We’re not done. We still need to get the bill through the Senate, which looks like it will be voting on the bill on Monday.
So stay tuned. We want to make sure the Senators know how important it is for them support our resolution. We’ll be reaching out again to ask you for one more push.
Our deepest gratitude.
Tim (Founder)
NOTE:
The Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 bill continues to be called HR 7084, even though it’s in the Senate now.
You can find your Senators’ names and phone numbers here.
Please call now!

CONGRESSIONAL UPDATE!

UPDATE: The House bill passed! Read more.
Thanks to everyone who has been calling over the past 24 hours – we’ve heard from many offices that calls have been raining in. The House vote is coming up this afternoon. The NAB is trying furiously to derail the bill. This has become a direct fight between the lobbying power of the large broadcasters and the collective voice of constituents.
Congressional staff are in their offices all weekend, so it’s not too late to call your representative. Please note – TELEPHONE CALLS ARE WHAT COUNT. Our allies in Washington tell us that a direct phone call from a constituent is the most substantial sign of support. Emails are generally discounted as they are considered too easy to write, and often automated.
We’ll let you know as soon as we know more. If we prevail in the House, the Senate is next…
Tim

CONGRESSIONAL EMERGENCY!!!

******* UPDATE *******
We’re thrilled to let everyone know that the House bill passed! Thanks to your incredible support we were able to overcome the NAB’s efforts to derail us. Phone calls rained into the congressional offices over the past 36 hours. Just amazing.
We’re not done. We still need to get the bill through the Senate, which looks like it will be voting on the bill on Monday.
So stay tuned. We want to make sure the Senators know how important it is for them support our resolution. We’ll be reaching out again to ask you for one more push.
Our deepest gratitude.
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Listeners we need your help… NOW!
After a yearlong negotiation, Pandora, artists and record companies are finally optimistic about reaching an agreement on royalties that would save Pandora and Internet radio. But just as we’ve gotten close, large traditional broadcast radio companies have launched a covert lobbying campaign to sabotage our progress.
Yesterday, Congressman Jay Inslee, and several co-sponsors, introduced legislation to give us the extra time we need but the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), which represents radio broadcasters such as Clear Channel, has begun intensively pressuring lawmakers to kill the bill. We have just a day or two to keep this from collapsing.
This is a blatant attempt by large radio companies to suffocate the webcasting industry that is just beginning to offer an alternative to their monopoly of the airwaves.
Please call your Congressperson right now and ask them to support H.R. 7084, the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008 – and to not capitulate to pressure from the NAB. Congress is currently working extended hours, so even calls this evening and over the weekend should get answered.
The central congressional switchboard number is: (202) 225 3121
Or to look up your representative, visit: https://forms.house.gov/wyr/welcome.shtml
If the phone is busy, please try again until you get through. These calls really do make a difference.
This is a fork in the road. Only massive grassroots opposition will keep us from another 50 years of top 40 radio. It’s time to take a stand and break the stranglehold of broadcast media on radio.
Thanks so much for you ongoing support.
Tim
Founder, Pandora

Des Moines Get-together: Monday, October 13th, 2008!

pic_2_1.jpgWe are having a Pandora meet-up at the 4th Street Theater in Des Moines. Hope to see you there–excited to meet our Des Moines listeners! If you would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Angie at tour@pandora.com with “DES MOINES” in the subject line.
When: Monday, October 13th, 2008 @ 7:00 PM
Where: 4th Street Theater (adjacent to Java Joe’s CoffeeHouse),
214 4th Street Des Moines, IA (