Bloomberg reports the major record labels have unleashed their legal eagles upon Pandora Media. Apparently the world’s most popular streaming music service hasn’t been paying for music recorded before we determined Melanie’s “Brand New Key” was the height of musicology in 1972.
Pandora said in a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this year that pre-1972 recordings are “governed by a patchwork” of state laws and that it could be subject to a “significant” liability if it was found to have violated the copyrights of their owners. If it has to pay to license the pre-1972 music, it might have to remove the recordings from its service, the company said.
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