The founder of Pandora Radio, Tim Westergren, sent me this email:
Hi, it's Tim from Pandora;
Today we took a giant step forward when the House of Representatives supported Pandora and Internet radio and passed the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008. Now we need your help so that the Senate will pass it also - and quickly!
After a yearlong negotiation, Pandora, SoundExchange and the RIAA are finally optimistic about reaching an agreement on royalties that would save Pandora and Internet radio. The legislation would give us the extra time we need to finalize the deal.
Please call your Senators Monday morning starting at 9:00 (Eastern) and ask them to support H.R. 7084*, (See below, ed.) the Webcaster Settlement Act of 2008.
Senator Russell D. Feingold: (202) 224-5323
Senator Herb Kohl: (202) 224-5653
If the phone is busy, please try again until you get through. These calls really do make a difference.
Thanks so much for you ongoing support.
*The person who answers the phone in your Senator's office may ask for this bill number. H.R. 7084 is actually a House of Representatives bill number, not a Senate bill number. You can assure them that in this unusual case, the Senate is actually voting on the House bill number.