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    How long until SiriusXM faces the music?
    Posted on 12/16/14

    A few weeks ago, SiriusXM fired the law firm they hired to defend their illegally using Pre-72 songs without paying artists for their works.

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    SiriusXM's Two Faced Tuesday
    Posted on 10/31/14

    We have written before (here and here) about the unconscionable refusal of SiriusXM (along with other online streaming services, such as Pandora) to pay royalties to artists who recorded music before an arbitrary cutoff date in February 1972.

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    The Queen of Soul Shines A Spotlight On The Problem of Pre-72 Royalties
    Posted on 10/22/14

    Aretha Franklin, a cultural treasure if there ever was one, released a new album yesterday, Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics, on which she covers classic songs by classic women.

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    The Power of Fair Pay
    Posted on 9/30/14

    The deeply flawed idea that artists should be willing to work for free because any airplay or public appearance is valuable “promotion” of their work isn’t limited to the AM/FM radio performance rights debate. 

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    Screwing subscribers, ripping off pre-72 artists, losing court cases. Time for some New Year's resolutions, @SIRUSXM! http://t.co/N35iHLP1CE
    Another week, more losses for SiriusXM in their rip off of pre-72 artists: When will they face the music? http://t.co/45znZHNsZ3
    Does it live by the river? http://t.co/vvttkVDEUW
    They heart radio, but not musicians (fight performance rt tooth & nail) and maybe not their own employees. https://t.co/ZgeNUv9n7w
    The Dodos Are the Most Underrated Indie Band In the World http://t.co/sP6ysd4zbD via @ocweeklymusic
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