Grooveshark Now Being Sued By EMI

The only major RIAA-member label with an official Grooveshark licensing deal is suing the music streaming service.

EMI filed a lawsuit in the New York State Supreme Court in Manhattan on Wednesday against Grooveshark parent company Escape Media.

The label claims that since its deal with Grooveshark went live in 2009, it had not received a single royalty payment. EMI is demanding at least $150,000 in royalties plus damages.

In response, Grooveshark said it is treating the matter as a “contractual dispute” that it expects to resolve.

This latest action means that Grooveshark’s parent company is fighting all the major labels either in licensing or copyright infringement lawsuits.

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