Pandora Pleads for Your Help With Senate Vote

Quick one before shutting down tonight…

Here’s a chance to help save internet radio.

Tim at Pandora sent this email out this morning to all Pandora subscribers and I thought it would only be right to pass it on.

It’s also a good warm up for the general election (and if you’re not registered yet the deadline is Oct 4th)

Hi, it’s Tim from Pandora;

Today, thanks to the extraordinary support of many Pandora listeners, we took a giant step forward when the House of Representatives supported Pandora and Internet radio and passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008. Now we need your help so that the Senate will pass it also – and quickly… The finish line is in sight!

After a yearlong negotiation, Pandora, SoundExchange and the RIAA are finally optimistic about reaching an agreement on royalties that would save Pandora and Internet radio. The legislation would give us the extra time we need to finalize the deal.

Please call your Senators Monday morning starting at 9:00 (Eastern) and ask them to support the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008.

The person who answers the phone in your Senator’s office may ask for the bill number – it’s H.R. 7084 (if they ask for a Senate bill number, you can assure them that in this unusual case, the Senate is actually voting on the House bill number).

Senator Richard Durbin: (202) 224-2152

Senator Barack Obama: (202) 224-2854

If the phone is busy, please try again until you get through.

These calls really do make a difference.

Thanks so much for you ongoing support.

Tim

 

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