SiriusXM Sued by Record Labels Over Airplay of Pre-1972
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http://variety.com/2013/music/news/siriusxm-sued-by-record-labels-over-airplay-of-pre-1972-classics-1200608161/ The suit also contends that SiriusXM has reproduced the recordings ? from a long list of artists including the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel, Aretha Franklin and the Supremes ? and copied them to its servers from transmission to its subscribers. Even though SiriusXM compensates artists for post-1972 recordings, it refuses to pay public performance royalties for music before then, the suit states.
I do hope the artists will start receiving royalties for the music played on Sirius/XM. I had no idea they did not receive a penny when these songs are played.