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ASCAP Lawsuits Target 21 Venues In 13 States

WASHINGTON, DC (Hypebot) –
As is does periodically, ASCAP (the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers) yesterday filed 21 separate lawsuits against nightclubs, bars and restaurants in 13 states claiming infringement. According to the performing rights society, each establishment refused to obtain a license or pay the fees owed, but continued to perform ASCAP members' music without permission.

A full list of venues:

  • Law's Lunch & Dinner, Riverside, CA
  • The Vibe, Riverside, CA
  • Mad Dogs & Englishmen, Tampa, FL
  • Empire Dine & Dance, Portland, ME
  • Doug's Burger Bar (f/k/a Twister's Iron Bar Saloon), Imperial, MO
  • Foxy Lady Club, Raleigh, NC
  • Vanishing Point Bar and Grill, Mt. Airy, NC
  • Ron's Landing, Hampton, NH
  • Bolero Resort & Conference Center, Wildwood, NJ
  • Bacchus, New Paltz, NY
  • Bamboo, East Hampton, NY
  • Barking Frog, Beacon, NY
  • The Eagle, New York, NY
  • Jessie's Roadhouse, Merrick, NY
  • Deuces 2, Columbus, OH
  • Cross Eyed Moose, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Isla Verde, Philadelphia, PA
  • Nephew's, San Marcos, TX
  • Sister's Edge II (f/k/a The Cockpit), Austin, TX
  • The Candy Bar, Richmond, VA
  • Secrets Restaurant Tavern, Virginia Beach, VA