Major UK music body sues SoundCloud over unpaid royalties

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In an email sent to members, Performing Rights Society for Music notes: “Following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no alternative but to commence legal proceedings.” It believes that SoundCloud should acquire a license to offer music created by its 111,000 members and says that while it has asked the company “numerous times to recognise their responsibilities,” its demands “have not been met.” – Matt Brian, Engadget