Pandora cuts first-ever direct deal with artists in comprehensive agreement with Merlin

  • by: RYAN NAKASHIMA , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 6, 2014 - 11:15 AM

LOS ANGELES — Internet radio leader Pandora has come to its first-ever direct licensing deal with artists, a wide-ranging agreement with independent label group Merlin that both said would mean higher payments to artists and more play for them on Pandora stations.

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