Pandora, ASCAP Head to Trial Over Music Fees

Pandora Media Inc. and the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers were expected to square off in a long-awaited federal-court trial to determine how much the Internet-radio giant should pay for the use of their compositions for the next two years. The outcome could have a broad effect on the growing digital-music business, which now pays more to record labels and performers than to those who write and publish songs.