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Royalties Deal May Save Internet Radio

(Newser) - Record labels and the online radio industry have reached a deal on royalties that insiders think will allow the medium to survive, the New York Times reports. Larger sites like Pandora will pay the labels 25% of revenue or up to 14 cents for every song they stream—whichever is... More »

Royalty Rates May Kill Internet Radio Site

Popular Pandora threatens to pull plug without a new deal

(Newser) - One of America's most popular online radio sites may pull the plug without a new deal on royalty rates, the Washington Post reports. Pandora attracts 1 million listeners a day to create personalized radio stations, but also pays 70% of its revenue in per-song royalties—a fee traditional radio has... More »

Letterman Seeks Writers' Deal

He will start separate talks, could be on air in a few weeks

(Newser) - David Letterman will begin his own talks with striking writers to get his show back on the air in early January, the New York Times reports. Letterman's production company, World Wide Pants, owns the show and will negotiate directly with the writers. Rivals Leno and Conan don't have that option... More »

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