@edchristman: SoundExchange Takes Music Choice to Court Over Underpaid Royalties

[Editor Charlie sez every deadbeat has their day. Thanks to SoundExchange for standing up on artist rights!]

SoundExchange has filed a lawsuit against Music Choice, alleging that the music service has shortchanged it in millions of dollars of royalty payments from its business establishment music service. The lawsuit was filed in the Washington, D.C. District Court today.

In the complaint, SoundExchange alleges that while Music Choice pays royalties for the ephemeral licenses it uses for the more than 50 channels of music programming it provides to business establishment clients, Music Choice is not paying royalties on the ephemeral licenses it uses when its programming from its commercial cable channels are also provided to its business clients. SoundExchage further alleges that it has been shortchanged payments from Jan. 1, 2013 through Dec 31, 2016.

Read the post on Billboard

Read the SoundExchange complaint in the lawsuit