I guess you bashers can't comprehend why it's ridiculous that internet streaming services have to pay a much higher rate than over-the-air broadcasters. It makes no sense at all.
It is basic inequity that has the royalty fee structure laid out the way it is. I see no problem with that being corrected once and for all, regardless of the streaming service. Sure this will help Pandora, but it'll help SIRI and everybody else as well.
Now if you're a Pandora short who's being massacred with these surges, then I guess you are bound to willfully reject this concept for obvious reasons.
Why is it ridiculous? Streaming at will is the same as owning a copy of the music. Musicians have a hard enough time these days selling their music because of illegal downloading. Pandora will kill what little sales are left and keep the money for themselves.
You want to kill the golden goose. The golden goose is already very sick these days.