[…]Casey Rae, deputy director of the artists’ advocacy group Future of Music Coalition, said that while he would like to see Pandora survive, the bill getting batted around in Washington at the moment isn’t the solution.
“It doesn’t take into account enough factors,” he said. “There’s no economic backbone to it. There haven’t been any impact studies. We need more data. We need to take the broader market to decide this is good.”
Levine agreed. “People in the music industry always disagree on how to make money,” he said. “This is one of the few things in which there’s almost no disagreement. It’s a pretty big deal.”[…]