After victory in the landmark BMG v. Cox case, BMG leads the way again and protects their songwriters. The company really sets the gold standard for music publishers with strategic thinking and leadership in enforcing the rights of their songwriters and the composers of their production music catalog.
BMG has filed a lawsuit against Hilton Hotels in the United States.
Filed at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the company’s Production Music division accused Hilton Worldwide Holdings of direct, contributory, and vicarious copyright infringement.
According to BMG, the hotel company has willfully “exploited” four of its copyrighted sound recordings and compositions in “infringing” YouTube and Facebook promotional videos.
The self-described “production music house” writes,
“The Defendants benefited from the unauthorized use of those copyrighted works in connection with the promotion and advertisement of their products and services. [They also] benefited from the unlicensed use of BMG’s unregistered songs in connection with the promotion and advertisement of their products and services.”