NEW YORK (Hypebot) – "Like many we were troubled to hear Pandora refer to the current situation as a possible 'Last Stand For Webcasting.' As the primary advocacy group for the independent music community we feel a need to reiterate our strong support and commitment to a fair and equitable resolution to the CRB rate negotiations – a solution that fairly compensates artists and labels for their creativity and investment but still allows the pure play webcasting community to continue to grow. These webcasters need to be supported, as they give independently produced music the opportunity to be heard and discovered, which is all too often not the case at traditional AM/FM radio. We've been fighting on this issue for some time, and we're optimistic all parties can get back on track towards a constructive solution."
– Rich Bengloff, President of The American Association For Independent Music (A2IM):