Hip-Hop Rumors: Pandora Pays Drake And Lil' Wayne How Much?!

Word on the block is that internet radio app, Pandora, is paying artists a boatload of money to be able to use their songs. According to a statement released by Pandora founder Tim Westergren, Pandora pays more than 2,000 artists over $10,000 each for using their music.

So, who gets the most cash? That would be Drake and Lil’ Wayne. Both artists earn $3 million a year just for licensing their music to Pandora! That $3 million guaranteed for not doing anything at all. ColdPlay is the only other group of artists that also earns that much cash from the radio station.

Wiz Khalifa is cashing in those checks, too, and also makes a cool $1 million from the site. Must be nice!

Source: Huffington Post

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  • this isn’t even rumors.

  • BoldSpice

    Haters gonna hate that.

    • johnblacksad

      The boy Tramo gon love it tho

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  • Peter Morris

    Damn. Get that money.

  • Guest

    why is wiz khalifa wearin my childhood planket?

  • Global_Mission

    Wiz on his Prince sh!t in that Get that money Boi!

  • thats that shit. I need to get on my game so I can get those kind of checks.

    • fuckyamama

      keep ur day job..sucka..

    • brotha_man

      change yo name first #no mobb deep

  • haha daaaaaaaaaaaamn i remember when wiz was workin on his first mill npw he get one for backplay. We was in high school around the same time as I and im all the way incali and was slappin all his early mixtapes young no one knew. Sadly I don’t connect with the route he chose in his music but damn its all looooove i remember when he had ten dollar shows haha i think that value up abit more now xD, Love.

  • Modesto Koczwara

    Does this mean we should boycott Pandora like we should boycott the radio since Drake and Lil Wayne paid basically all of the stations to play their songs?


    . R.I.A.A. demanding unfair royalties is nothing less than pure greed.Pandora is not given a fair shot at the market. While radio stations pay on a much fairer scale Pandora is forced to pay much higher rates than other radio stations. R.I.A.A. and M.P.A.A. has shown themselves to be very irresponsible in any position. They, along with their bought and paid for politicians should be tared and feathered then ran from town. A radio station that picks music that I like is great, better still it has a reject button. The more you listen to it the better it gets. Pandora has the possibility of becoming the very best music venue worldwide. Sad to see its possibilities destroyed by greedy corporate lawyers and politician’s who are making outrageous and unfair demands. Those musician’s best enjoy that cash. If R.I.A.A. have their way their wont be anymore.

    • KingsCountyCrooklyn

      at first i was saying that is a shit load of money to be paying these artist but at the same time if they willing and able to pay that much they sure as hell is making multiple x those payments…. and who are you the president of Pandora


    This is the tip of the iceberg!! Top-tier artists have the opportunity to earn ridiculous amounts of money while desperate companies with questionable business-models make deals to keep the doors open while in a cutthroat battle with Apple/iTunes.

  • “Do they play a lot of shitty music on Pandora!?!???” shudve been the title to this article