This evening the Senate approved passage of HR7084. Hooray! We still have to finish up the negotiations, but now the table is set.
Thanks to everyone for your incredible support over the past few days. It was just extraordinary. We had some terrific allies on the Hill; a hearty thanks to our sponsors on the House side – Representatives Jay Inslee (D-WA) pictured on the floor below, and Donald Manzullo (R-IL), and Senators Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sam Brownback (R-KS) who shepherded the bill through the Senate. And a special thanks to Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) for his key role as Chairman of the IP Subcommittee.
Behind all the activity within the halls of congress was the tireless advocacy by you, our listeners. None of this would have been possible without your overwhelming public support. Your voice was a constant reminder to everyone involved in this process about the importance of internet radio to music lovers and musicians alike. Your level of involvement was unprecedented. We are eternally grateful.
Thank you again for your amazing support. We will continue to keep you apprised as we work diligently to complete the process.
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Rep. Howard Berman Rep. Jay Inslee
Cheers.
Tim (Founder)

Comments

  1. RCR
    October 10, 2008 at 11:44am
    Thanks so much for all your work. Don't know what I'd do without Pandora.
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  2. nico
    October 10, 2008 at 11:59pm
    great for everone in the land of the free, what about those in the UK who lost their service last year. The competition are managing to broadcast online, i.e. last fm, why still no pandora?
    Reply
  3. Michia
    October 11, 2008 at 10:48am
    I cheered when I heard this bill passed. Good luck in the negotiations! I have discovered and rediscovered so many wonderful artists thanks to Pandora. I still like owning CDs and have added lots of great music to my collection. My brother never fails to remind me that putting him onto Pandora was the best birthday present I ever gave him. And gratitude from a younger brother is truly a rare thing ;-)
    Reply
  4. George S.
    October 14, 2008 at 10:54pm
    Dear Tim, We met a while back when you came to the Las Vegas meeting. Still wear the shirt!! I'm so glad that your hard work and all your hordes of friends, your listeners, have helped save Pandora! You are very dedicated to Pandora and we are very dedicated to you !! I spoke to a lot of friends outside the USA, and they ALL want to have access to Pandora. I hope that, when you have time, you will be able to go world wide! Please keep me informed so that I can tell them. Kindest regards to you and your crew.
    Reply
  5. Going Like Sixty
    October 15, 2008 at 12:57pm
    I just got a thorough email from Inslee explaining the bills and his thoughts. Seems like he has his head screwed on straight. How about Obama and McCain? Any positions? Tried to find a way to forward it to you, but assume you have gotten it also (and probably many others.) I thanked him for being a "terrific ally." Good luck with negotiations.
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  6. Rita
    October 16, 2008 at 5:41pm
    This looks like a good step - what can we do to get you back on the bandwidth in places like the UK? I'm tired of artists getting punished for others' greed. Long live free internet radio! (but with little anarchy, please :) ). Congrats and best of luck!
    Reply
  7. Rachelanne
    October 27, 2008 at 4:41pm
    This is excellent news indeed... It just seemed so silly. 1. I listen to Pandora 2. I hear a band/musician I never heard before 3. Me likey. 4. I bookmark it, revisit it, and subsequentially, BUY IT. 5. Natch. A no-brainer, yes? No. Luckily....some people on the senate are NOT no-brainers.... We love you.
    Reply
  8. Robert Nemerofsky
    November 08, 2008 at 5:27pm
    Is there a plug in for Windows Media Center so I can listen to Pandora?
    Reply

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