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    General Lighting wrote:
    I remember when I was doing legal radio trying to clear a load of our tracks through PPL or MCPS – they said they didn’t even recognise the labels and if the bulk of our show was made up of specialist independent dance music that they weren’t bothered anyway

    there was a landmark case some years ago in the US where an internet station argued exactly this; the royalties went to the ‘big 3’ regardless of whether they actually played any tracks from those labels or not. They argued that as they did not (and as they had a high level of support from many of the artists whose work they did play) that these were unfair charges. and they won at that time, setting a global precedent