Music industry has long been unsatisfied by the rates paid by online companies
Thu, Sep 15, 2016 - 5:50 AM
(From right) Songwriters of North America's Ms Lewis, Kay Hanley and Shelly Peiken. Ms Lewis and the advocacy group she helped found a year ago is suing the Justice Department.
PHOTO: COLEY BROWN/THE NEW YORK TIMES
WHEN Michelle Lewis, a Los Angeles songwriter, gets her quarterly royalty statements from ASCAP, she receives a stark reminder of how songs are valued in the digital age. The tunes she writes for TV shows such as Disney's Doc McStuffins bring in thousands of dollars, but...