Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009 at 5:14 am
So apparently its illegal for clubs to play your music without paying for the rights? I guess I learn something new everyday! Jay-Z is suing a club in Alabama claiming the place was rockin’ his music without paying the price.
Just like Taylor Swift, Bon Jovi and Gwen Stefani, Jay also signed on to a lawsuit against a small business that plays his music without paying for the rights.
This time the sting operation went down at a place in Mobile, AL called A Spot of Tea — which turns into a nightclub called Club Insanity.
According to the lawsuit, agents working for ASCAP — an enforcer of music royalties — observed the bar rocking out all sorts of tunes they’re not allowed to play, including:
- Mary Jane by Rick James
- Erotica by Madonna
- Rock With You by Michael Jackson
- Umbrella by Rihanna and Jay-Z
Now Jay-Z, along with the publishers of the other songs, wants the Tea-bags to pay up.