In making a bold move to reduce its publishing royalties, Pandora has managed to unite all players on the creative side of the music industry -- artists, labels and publishers -- in a way that even the fight against Internet piracy couldn't.

Pandora made the case at the ASCAP rate court that publishers like Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Chrysalis USA, Kobalt and Warner/Chappell, all of whom have notified ASCAP that they may withdraw their digital rights, should not be allowed to do so.

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