Google, Song Apple's Beats, Sony Entertainment, Google, Rdio, Songza, Slacker and Escape Media Group (the parent company of Grooveshark) have been served with simultaneously filed lawsuits alleging exploitation of pre-1972 sound recordings without license or payment. The attorneys, on behalf of Zenbu Magazines - the publishers of Relix Magazine and owners of recordings from The Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Tuna, the New Riders of the Purple Sage and others - have requested class action status for the lawsuits. The seven new filings follow similar lawsuits filed by Flo & Eddie (The Turtles) against SiriusXM, Pandora and others over a loophole...

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