Exercise-Bike Maker Hit With $150M Lawsuit

Music publishers accuse Peloton of stealing songs
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 20, 2019 8:00 AM CDT
Updated Mar 20, 2019 5:50 PM CDT

Several music publishing groups Tuesday slapped Peloton with a $150 million lawsuit over songs used in workout videos, CNBC reports. The publishers allege that Peloton's exercise bikes, which stream the videos, used over 1,000 songs without permission—including music by Drake, Gwen Stefani, and Lady Gaga. But Peloton tells the Verge it does have a licensing system and works with several groups in the music industry. "We just received the complaint this morning, and we are evaluating it," says a Peloton rep. "Peloton has great respect for songwriters and artists." (Read more lawsuit stories.)

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