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WSJ: Attention Shoppers: The Background Music You Hear May Not Be Licensed

Businesses that play music from consumer streaming services like Spotify are underpaying by as much as $2.65 billion, a new study estimates. LOS ANGELES—Luis Ulloa keeps his Spotify account blasting at his Blackbird Pizza Shop, which he opened late last year in a former punk-rock clothing store on Melrose Ave. The neighborhood native pays the standard $9.99 a month for his account, which he and his employees use to play punk tunes throughout the workday.

 

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