VP/Business Affairs Leaves Pandora, With Reports Having Him Land At SiriusXM
August 11, 2015 at 5:26 AM (PT)
PANDORA VP/Business Affairs and Assistant General Counsel CHRIS HARRISON has exited the company, and according to a report in FORBES, is heading to SIRIUSXM.
HARRISON exited the webcaster last week, which FORBES notes, "is significant because HARRISON directed many of PANDORA’s legal battles with the music industry, including the decision to purchase an FM radio station in SOUTH DAKOTA as part of an attempt to seek lower royalty rates. HARRISON’s departure also comes as competition among digital music services heat up, and as companies like PANDORA and SPOTIFY serve as lightning rods for musicians frustrated with online royalty rates."
PANDORA released this statement:
“CHRIS has been a valued team member, and we appreciate his many important contributions. We have a very strong team in place, and are confident our music licensing activities won’t skip a beat as we move ahead.”