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Judge clears way for class-action lawsuit over Tidal exclusive

Tidal is at the centre of another legal row, but this time it may be an artist, rather than the streaming service, which ends up in court. The focus is on Kanye West’s 2016 album ‘The Life of Pablo’ and West’s...
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American ISP RCN sues BMG over Rightscorp notices

Music firm BMG is facing a lawsuit over copyright-infringement notices sent by its anti-piracy partner Rightscorp. The lawsuit comes from American ISP RCN, which has more than 400,000 customers in the US, and focuses on an...
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Labels get $210m in settlement from Sirius in pre-1972 case

The dispute over pre-1972 recordings and what broadcast royalties they receive from satellite and online stations has resulted in labels getting $210m from SiriusXM and a new legal precedent being set for future royalty payments....
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Sony facing Spotify scrutiny in 19 Recordings lawsuit

The long-bubbling lawsuit between 19 Recordings and Sony Music is turning up its heat, with the American Idol-related company levelling new accusations concerning Sony’s deal with Spotify. Billboard reports that 19 is targeting...
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Universal denies involvement in Tame Impala mechanicals row

Publishing group BMG is suing a range of defendants – including Universal Music Australia and its Modular Recordings subsidiary – over allegations of unpaid international mechanical royalties for Tame Impala’s back...
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The Turtles’ heads given go-ahead for class action against Sirius XM

In a lawsuit that has been brewing for a long time, Flo & Eddie of The Turtles have been told by a California judge to proceed with their lawsuit against US satellite broadcaster. The case relates to pre-1972 recordings...
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Wolfgang’s Vaults faces infringement suit from NMPA

The National Music Publishers’ Association is taking legal action against Wolfgang’s Vaults and its related sites (such as Daytrotter) over copyright concerns. “Wolfgang’s Vault calls itself the ‘largest...
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Major labels sue filesharing site MP3Skull

Music filesharing site MP3Skull is being sued by all of the major labels, in a lawsuit filed with the US District Court for the Southern District of Florida that describes the site’s scale of infringement as “enormous”....
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Google came close to an FTC antitrust lawsuit in 2012

In early 2013, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) ended an investigation into potential antitrust practices at Google. Now it has emerged that in doing so, the commissioners went against the recommendations of FTC officials....
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Blurred Lines battle enters new phase

The family of Marvin Gaye have asked a US federal judge to block sales, distribution and performances of ‘Blurred Lines’ following their recent court victory over the song’s infringement of Gaye’s ‘Got to Give it...
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Freeplay Music hits back against MCNs over music usage

Music licensing firm Freeplay Music has been under fire from  multi-channel networks Machinima and Collective Digital Studio. They are suing it for what they claim is a bait-and-switch strategy of promising free music for...
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Jeff Price suing TuneCore, the company he co-founded

It’s been no secret that the exit of TuneCore co-founder Jeff Price in 2012 was messy, but a lawsuit filed by Price against the company is yielding up more details. It details a falling out with investor Opus Capital over...