In short, Pandora's reasons to not setup shop in Canada is clearly based on the 45 per cent of the site's gross revenues or 7.5-tenths of a cent for every song streamed. Although in sharp contrast Radio delivered over AM/FM in Canada pays a rate of 2.1 per cent of revenue, we find this balance unfair. And the Music Industry happily reminds us that Canadians are no good Pirates, but we all know they secretly want to sue file sharing moms everywhere.
"The music industry, meanwhile, says its fees are not the problem. It says music-related businesses are reluctant to enter Canada because of the country's reputation as a file-sharing haven where music fans can download songs illicitly without fear of penalty. “Why would you spend a lot of money trying to build a service in Canada when Canadians take so much without paying for it?” said Graham Henderson, president of the Canadian Recording Industry Association, which represents major record labels. “(Canadians) just seem to have no appetite for a legal marketplace.” | more
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