Aimee Mann files copyright lawsuit over digital music
Aimee Mann isn’t fooling around. The onetime Berklee student and Til Tuesday frontwoman has filed a lawsuit against MediaNet, which provides 22 million songs to dozens of music services, including Yahoo Music, Playlist.com, eBay, and other online radio outlets. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the lawsuit charges that not all of the music provided by MediaNet is properly licensed. The singer, who’s gone on to enjoy a successful solo career since her departure from Boston, is seeking damages for “willful copyright infringement” of 120 songs — which could amount to damages as high as $18 million. Mann’s bold move comes just a few days after Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke, unhappy with the economics of digital music, pulled his songs from the popular streaming service Spotify.