Music Rights Group Hit With Another Antitrust Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2012, 3:57 PM EDT) -- A radio industry group on Thursday accused performing rights organization SESAC Inc. of illegally monopolizing rights to songs from thousands of musicians in order to charge excessively high rates for its blanket licenses, marking the second antitrust challenge to SESAC's licensing practices.

The Radio Music Licensing Committee Inc. sued SESAC in Pennsylvania federal court, saying SESAC had managed to charge supracompetitive prices for its licenses because it was not restricted by a government consent decree like fellow performing rights groups the American Society of Composers, Authors...
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