Performing rights society BMI filed a federal lawsuit against Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in a Manhattan court earlier this week, claiming the club has failed to play royalties for music played inside of the venue. The lawsuit, which was filed in Manhattan federal court, claims that the 40/40 Club has entertained patrons with "unauthorized public performance of musical compositions," according to the lawsuit. Jay-Z, who is not named in the lawsuit, is co-owner in the 40/40 Club with partners Desiree Gonzalez and Juan Perez. BMI seeks unspecified damages.
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