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Judge dismisses SoundExchange royalty suit against Muzak

SoundExchange, Inc will have to accept lower payments from digital music service Muzak LLC after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit accusing the company of cheating artists out of royalties by playing a “shell game.”

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth in Washington, D.C. said on Tuesday that the Digital Millennium Copyright Act allowed Muzak, represented by Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, to continue to make lower payments under an older royalty regime despite expanding its services and adding new customers.

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