Broadcast Music (BMI) has filed a lawsuit in a US federal court against Internet radio service provider Pandora Media over license fees.
BMI alleged in the lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, that Pandora Media rejected its proposed license fee for playing songs on several devices.
According to Bloomberg, BMI said in its complaint that "BMI has proposed an increase in Pandora’s fees consistent with market rates to reflect the explosive growth of the Internet streaming marketplace."
"We expect Pandora to claim that it is no different than commercial broadcast radio. This contention is wrong," BMI said.