SoundCloud And Universal Music Licensing Deal Halted As Streaming Service Fights Lawsuit

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This stalling was reportedly caused by a lawsuit in which SoundCloud was being sued for royalties by the UK’s PRS for Music (Performing Rights Society). This lawsuit is only one case of several in which SoundCloud is being pressured to enter licensing deals with all copyright holders. […] Nevertheless, SoundCloud has already began preparations for the partnership by removing SoundCloud users who mix music that they don’t own rights to and even caused some Indie labels who used the service to be hit with lawsuits themselves. – Nichole Tucker, The Inquisitr