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Music publishing group says it's suing SoundCloud over royalties

Music publishing group says it's suing SoundCloud over royalties

A British music industry group that represents more than 111,000 songwriters and publishers is taking legal action against the popular streaming website SoundCloud for copyright infringement. PRS for Music said Thursday that SoundCloud, which counts 175 million monthly listeners, has failed to obtain licenses and pay royalties for songs by its members, which include Adele. “If the streaming market is to reach its true potential and offer a fair return for our members, organizations such as SoundCloud must pay for their use of our members’ music,” the group said in a message to its clients. “We believe that all digital services should obtain a license which...

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