Songwriter Society Sues SoundCloud: They had “No Alternative”


In the latest EDM news, It looks as if the mega giant online music streaming website Soundcloud has taken another hit.

The UK songwriter society, PRS for Music, Britain’s largest music copyright collective PRS said it had “no alternative” but to sue Soundcloud for copyright infringement since the music service refused to agree a licensing deal.

Following five years of unsuccessful negotiations, we now find ourselves in a situation where we have no alternative but to commence legal proceedings against the online music service Soundcloud.

PRS for Music wrote, according too Financial Times.

The UK Performing rights organization says it has no choice but to sue music streaming website for not paying songwriters royalties after ‘years of unsuccessful negotiations’

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