Universal Music Accused of Racketeering/Ripping Off Artists

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Two independent music promoters have sued Universal Music Group for $100 million, claiming the record company forced them to submit false invoices so Universal could recoup promotional costs from artists such as rapper Nelly.

The suit raises "pay-for-play" issues similar to those being probed by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer in a wide-ranging investigation into whether record companies have broken U.S. law by paying radio stations to play their songs.

If you ask me, considering how devoid of style and creativity most mainstream music is nowadays, they had to pay somebody.





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