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Did SiriusXM Pull a Fast One on Major Record Labels in a Deal With Suing Indie Musicians?

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Billboard reports: “In November, SiriusXM was scheduled to go to trial in a class action lawsuit for publicly performing pre-1972 sound recordings when days before jury selection, the satcaster arrived at a proposed settlement with independent musicians worth between $25 million and $99 million. On Monday, SiriusXM had to respond to concerns that it snuck language into the settlement for the purpose of advantaging the satcaster in future royalty rate-setting proceedings.”

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