Round Hill Music's publishing arm is suing TuneCore for "willful and unauthorized use" of 219 of their sound recordings. They are also suing Believe Digital Holdings, accusing them of distributing the unlicensed songs.
According to the federal complaint filed July 31 in New York Eastern District Court, Round Hill is alleging TuneCore, a Brooklyn–based independent digital music distribution, publishing, and licensing service, of entering into agreements with third parties such as Apple iTunes, Amazon MP3, eMusic and other similar download services to distribute their songs, but have done so without the proper licenses.
"We obviously put a lot of effort into our investigation and into the drafting of the very detailed factual Complaint. Everything we have to say, therefore, at this time, is set forth in the Complaint," says Richard S. Busch of King & Ballow attorney for Round Hill.