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Peloton Settles Legal Battle Over Use of Songs in Workout Videos

Feb. 27, 2020, 3:59 PM

Peloton Interactive Inc. and The National Music Publishers’ Association settled a legal battle over the use of songs in the company’s workout videos.

Music publishers had been seeking damages of $150 million, arguing Peloton used more than 1,000 songs without a license, including those from Justin Timberlake and Drake. Peloton filed a countersuit in April accusing the NMPA of anticompetitive behavior.

On Thursday, the two parties unveiled a collaboration agreement to “optimize Peloton’s music licensing systems and processes.” Peloton’s head of music, Paul DeGooyer, said the company will partner with the NMPA “to ensure that songwriters are, and continue ...

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