Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Aimee Mann Sues An Invisible Distributor

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While a variety of high profile artists like Thom Yorke, Nigel Godrich and Pink Floyd are all railing against the perceived royalty injustice at the hands of streaming music services like Spotify, singer-songwriter Aimee Mann has taken a different tact in her new lawsuit against a low profile company called MediaNet. Mann claims that the company has been using more than a hundred of her songs while not paying her any royalties in a suit which could add up to as much $18 million in statutory damages.
Everyone is by now very familiar with Spotify, Pandora, Rdio, Slacker and all the other streaming services that seem to be constantly in the news, but not many can say they know anything about MediaNet. (Check out the rest of the article on Forbes).

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1 comment:

Nichole said...

In addition to her suit, all of these streaming services, labels, and any "next big thing" should be made to spend weeks at a time at music relief organizations since these entities still refuse to pay artists properly not acknowledging the real human impact of all artists'(known and unknown) day to day living.


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