Indie Label Hits Back In Electronic Music Streaming Dispute

By Joanne Faulkner (August 12, 2021, 3:53 PM BST) -- A British independent record label has hit back in a London lawsuit over the royalty rate applied to streaming and download revenues after being sued by an electronic music artist over albums released almost 20 years ago.

London-based Domino Recording Co. Ltd. argued in a newly public defense filed with the High Court that music streams of pioneering U.K. electronic music artist Four Tet's back catalog do not qualify for a royalty rate of 50%.

The record company defended its decision in a February filing to apply a rate of 18% to streams and downloads based on a 2001 contract relating...

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