Pandora founder Tim Westergen has always billed himself as a friend of the artist, citing his early days as a touring musician himself. But ad Pandora has grown, he and his hugely popular online radio juggernaut, have had to endure some sharp cristicsm from some in the artist and label community. That's led to a less talkative Tim. But a few days ago, he opened up to VentureBeat for an interview that included how well he thinks Pandora treats musicians. In comments made prior to yesterday's seismic court ruling on non-payment of royalties to artists who recorded prio to 1972,...

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