NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- I have tried to engage indie artist Blake Morgan. Pandora's ( P) co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer Tim Westergren has done the same. I can only assume others have as well.In my case -- and, from what I understand, in Westergren's case -- these overtures receive no response from Morgan. That's not much of a surprise. Morgan must know deep down that he floats a flawed argument. However, he was at it again over the weekend on NPR's "Weekend Edition." Morgan discusses the royalty situation minus any necessary context and nuance, which strikes me kinda funny. He's a singer/songwriter; the really good ones tend to look past talking points, war cries and window dressing. Additionally, between the NPR piece and a Bloomberg Radio interview he did a few weeks back, Morgan speaks from both sides of his mouth. In one breath, he says he doesn't want more money from Pandora. He just opposes the company's desire to cut artists pay ( Alert: That's a talking point with no context). In the next, he moans about Tim Westergren cashing in a million dollars' worth of stock each month. Morgan can't seem to reconcile Westergren's riches with his $15 quarterly cut of the royalties Pandora pays out for the airplay his songs receive on the Internet radio service.
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