US music labels sue Pandora over royalties for golden oldies

April 20, 2014, Sunday/ 15:33:00/ REUTERS

Several major US music companies have sued Pandora Media Inc, accusing the online streaming service of cheating them out of royalties by playing thousands of pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties.The music in question, from musicians such as the Beatles, Louis Armstrong, Marvin Gaye and Fleetwood Mac, is "some of the most iconic music in the world," the lawsuit said.The lawsuit, filed in New York state court in Manhattan, seeks unspecified damages and an immediate halt to