Responding to an op-ed piece from Pandora noting its purchase of a radio station to qualify for the same licensing terms as Internet radio competitors, ASCAP accused Pandora of "trying every trick in the book" to underpay its members. "Songwriters and composers are struggling in the digital economy to be paid fairly for their creative work," said ASCAP President Paul Williams, who accused Pandora of taking "advantage of the creative labor that produces the core offering of their business -- music written by individual songwriters and composers."

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