18 Oct Is Pandora’s CEO a ‘Sell Out’?
Cracker’s David Lowery Slams Pandora’s Tim Westergen for Being a ‘Sell Out’
October 15, 2012
From The Hollywood Reporter
David Lowery, of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker fame, has lashed out at Pandora co-founder Tim Westergen accusing the Internet radio leader of “selling out.”
In an Oct.14 post published on the Trichordist blog, the frontman and 90s hitmaker describes attempts by Pandora to “push a bill through congress that would slash payments to artists by as much as 85%.” Lowery goes on to accuse Westergen of deep-pocketed lobbying (to the tune of hundreds of thousands ofdollars) that “will let Pandora get around agreements it made with artists unions and copyright holders.”
Lowery compares the legislation that Pandora is supporting (Westergen went public with his support in the form of an Oct. 9 blog post) to “Delta Airlines going to congress and asking them to pass a law to force their pilots and flight attendants into accepting an 85% pay cut.” He adds: “We don’t do this in this country. Screw these guys.”