1970s-era musicians sue Sony, UMG to reclaim song rights

FILE PHOTO: The Sony logo is seen on a building in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri/File Photo

NEW YORK (Reuters) – David Johansen, John Waite and other prominent 1970s musicians filed lawsuits on Tuesday accusing Sony Music Entertainment Inc and UMG Recordings Inc of improperly refusing to let them reclaim rights to songs they had long ago signed away. The proposed class actions filed in Manhattan federal court said U.S. copyright law […]

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