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SoundExchange Sues Mood Media For “Cheating Artists Out of Royalties”




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Back in 2011 Mood Media purchased background company Muzak.

Muzak isn’t required to pay market value on royalties. The
company was grandfathered into an older standard of
setting royalty rates when the DMCA went into effect in 1998.

In 2012 Mood Media also acquired DMX, a branding agency that
provides music to satellite and cable networks.
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Now, SoundExchange is suing Muzak for allegedly cheating
artists by underpaying royalties.

SoundExchange says Mood Media moved DMX’s cable and satellite
contracts over to Muzak, and slashed rates based on Muzak’s
older royalty standard.

Michael Huppe, President and CEO of SoundExchange,
accuses the company of “playing a shell game to cheat
artists and rights holders out of royalties.”


Nina Ulloa covers breaking news, tech, and more: @nine_u

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