Pink Floyd says Pandora is ‘tricking artists,’ joins other musicians in attack on the service


Pandora CEO Joe Kennedy

The war of words between Pandora and much of the music industry continues to escalate. The latest volley was fired by none other than members of the iconic rock band Pink Floyd, who lashed out at the web radio service in an editorial published over the weekend.

Roger Waters, David Gilmour, and Nick Mason accused Pandora of trying to deceive music artists into joining the company’s effort to cut artist royalties. Pandora is expected to again ask Congress to lower the royalties that web radio pays for music, and recently sent a mass email to music acts asking them to sign a petition to support web radio.

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