Songwriter Says BMI Bullies Artists Out Of Royalties

Law360, New York (December 6, 2011, 5:10 PM EST) -- A composer accused of cheating Broadcast Music Inc. out of $1.5 million in royalties from music used in television shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" fired back Friday, claiming BMI uses an unclear royalty system to resolve contract disputes in its favor.

Deyon K. Davis and his music publishing companies filed a slew of counterclaims for breach of contract and negligence, among other allegations, against BMI, accusing the music performing rights society of trying to take advantage of songwriters to make the most money...
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