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Sirius XM claims ‘Industrywide Conspiracy’ on Licenses

From The New York Times:

Last year, Sirius XM Radio drew criticism in the music industry for its decision to pursue direct licensing deals with record companies instead of dealing with SoundExchange, a nonprofit agency set up to process royalties for online streams and satellite radio. Now Sirius is suing SoundExchange and the American Association of Independent Music, a trade organization, saying those groups have violated federal antitrust law and “erected an industrywide conspiracy” to prevent it from making direct deals with labels.

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