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Ministry of Sound Label Sues Spotify Over Music Playlists

Sept. 4 (Bloomberg) -- Record label Ministry of Sound Ltd. said it sued Spotify Ltd. for copying its dance music albums.

Spotify, an online music provider, made playlists available to its users that mirrored Ministry of Sound compilation albums, the label said in a statement. The company said a lawsuit was filed in London on Sept. 2.

“We aim to ensure that our creativity is protected and respected,” said Lohan Presencer, Ministry of Sound’s chief executive officer, in the statement.

Angela Watts, a spokeswoman for Spotify in London, declined to comment on the lawsuit.

To contact the reporter on this story: Kit Chellel in London at cchellel@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Anthony Aarons at aaarons@bloomberg.net

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