Nascent Rights Group Alleges Music Industry Boycott

By Bryan Koenig (March 9, 2020, 9:20 PM EDT) -- A music rights organization run by a 21-year-old self-described "musical prodigy" filed suit Monday against what it said was the "entire music industry," adding to copyright spats with Apple, Amazon, Google, Spotify, iHeartMedia and others by bringing group boycott allegations against the tech companies and music licensing coordinators.

Jake P. Noch's Pro Music Rights LLC claims to have licensing rights to roughly 2 million works based primarily on fractional licensing to pieces of works involving major artists such as Pharrell, A$AP Rocky and Fall Out Boy.

But the streaming companies that play those songs have allegedly refused to pay up, prompting...

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