Soon you will be hearing from Pandora how they need Congress to
change the way royalties are calculated so that they can pay much
much less to songwriters and performers. For you civilians
webcasting rates are “compulsory” rates. They are set by the
government (crazy, right?). Further since they are compulsory
royalties, artists can not “opt out” of a service like Pandora
even if they think Pandora doesn’t pay them enough.