US satellite radio firm SiriusXM says it will appeal against a recent ruling that it must pay royalties for music recorded by The Turtles before 1972. “We think Judge Gutierrez is wrong [and] we intend to appeal his decision all the way through the appeal process,” the company’s CFO David Frear told a conference this week, before implying that the Turtles had been “neglectful in protecting their own economic interests” rather than the fault lying with his company. But the band – or more specifically, their songwriters Flo & Eddie – are already turning their attention elsewhere, to Pandora. They’ve filed a proposed class action lawsuit against the personal radio service: “Pandora is aware that it does not have any license, right, or authority to reproduce, perform, distribute or otherwise exploit via the Music Service any pre-1972 recordings (including The Turtles’ Recordings),” claims the lawsuit.

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