The National Music Publishers Association has welcomed new Pandora CEO Brian McAndrews to his job with… No, not with a lawsuit, you cynics. With a letter hoping for better relations ahead between the personal radio service and the creative community. It repeats existing arguments, mainly: “Today, for one million plays of our songs on Pandora, songwriters and publishers earn less than $60. That’s $0.00006 per play,” writes NMPA president and CEO David Israelite. “We in the music publishing and songwriting industry hope that you can guide Pandora away from its shameful treatment of songwriters and towards a relationship that respects our creative contribution through fair compensation for Pandora’s use of our songs.” Well, here’s hoping, although with McAndrew also tasked with the upcoming renegotiations of Pandora’s licensing fees, we suspect there may be more bumps in the relationship ahead.

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