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Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Sued for Playing Music Without Paying Royalties

June 28, 2007 (8:29 am) GMT
Jay-Z's 40/40 club was hit with a federal lawsuit from Broadcast Music Inc. for allegedly playing music without paying royalties.

's New York nightclub 40/40 is hit with a federal lawsuit over allegation of breaking music licensing laws.

Broadcast Music Inc. (BMI) filed a lawsuit on behalf of such famous musicians, as , , and , claiming 40/40 club played songs without proper licensing.

Jackson's songs "Billie Jean" and "Don't Stop," R. Kelly's "Thoia Thoing" and Kanye West's "Gold Digger" were amongst the seven unlicensed songs played during a surprise visit by a BMI researcher in 2006, The New York Post reported.

Broadcast Music Inc. thus seeking unspecified damages for copyright infringement from co-owners Desiree Gonzalez and Juan Perez. Jay-Z, in fact, is not named on the lawsuit.

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