Artist makes 16,89$ from Pandora after one million webcast listens

Songwriter David Clowery's beef with Pandora's stingy payouts complete with comparisons to Sirius XM and FM/AM radio.

As a songwriter Pandora paid me $16.89* for 1,159,000 play of “Low” last quarter. Less than I make from a single T-shirt sale. Okay that’s a slight exaggeration. That’s only the premium multi-color long sleeve shirts and that’s only at venues that don’t take commission. But still.

Mr. Clowery urges all artists to submit their payouts for scrutiny. He ends with this quip:

The revolution will not be webcast.

Spotted by Daring Fireball.