Another week, another artist suing a major label claiming underpaid royalties from digital music sales. This time Sister Sledge is the artist and Warner Music Group is the label, but the issue remains the same: whether digital music sales are, well, sales rather than licences. “Rather than paying its recording artists and producers the percentage of net receipts it received–and continues to receive–from digital content providers for ‘licenses,’ Warner wrongfully treats each digital download as a ‘sale’ of a physical phonorecord,” asserts the lawsuit, which was filed in San Francisco late last week. The group have been joined in the suit by songwriter and actress Ronee Blakely.

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