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Introduction

A joint motion filed at the US District Court for the Central District of California by artists Flo & Eddie and the satellite radio broadcaster SiriusXM has detailed the potential payments SiriusXM may be required to make to settle the ongoing dispute over the payment of performance royalties for the broadcast of songs fixed in copyright before February 1972.

Highlights

  • The legal case over whether SiriusXM should pay artists Flo & Eddie royalties for the broadcast of their music is heading for a settlement.
  • The particulars of the settlement are more complicated than reports have suggested, and the final figure payable by SiriusXM will not be known until further court hearings in three different US appeal courts are concluded.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the agreement in the ongoing copyright infringement case brought by artists Flo & Eddie against SiriusXM.
  • Details the potential outcomes of the agreement and what factors are at play with regards to the likely final settlement figure.

Key questions answered

  • What does the latest court filing in the case involving Flo & Eddie and broadcaster SiriusXM hope to achieve?
  • Will the new agreement bring an end to the three-year dispute?

Table of contents

Ovum view

  • Summary
  • End to the Flo & Eddie and SiriusXM saga in sight
  • Details of the settlement
  • What happens now?

Appendix

  • Author

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