Lower East Side Bar (Pianos) Gets Served…

Posted: July 2, 2009 in PSA, What's Ed-G:
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I had no idea fees were required to “publicly perform” certain songs, and I guess neither did the owner of Lower East Side bar staple Pianos


It’s a triple bill you’ll never see sharing the same stage: the Bee Gees, Poison and Rage Against the Machine.

But the disco legends, glam metal band and left-wing alternative rockers have teamed up to sue a Lower East Side club for playing their tunes without permission.

The Manhattan federal court suit accuses the Pianos club and owner Yoav Kipnes of causing “great and incalculable damage” through the alleged copyright infringement.

The suit, filed by the Broadcast Music Inc. licensing agency, claims the Ludlow Street hot spot allowed “Stayin’ Alive,” “Talk Dirty to Me” and “Bulls on Parade” to be “publicly performed” during March and June of last year without paying a required fee.

Pianos did not return a call seeking comment.


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