A group representing some of the biggest music companies is getting ready to file a lawsuit against Google because they feel that about 20,000 tracks on Youtube violate the policy of the music companies.
The group known as Global Music Rights is asking Youtube to take down the songs because they violate the policy put forward by the music companies.
The newly formed group is representing music industry heavyweights like Pharrell Williams, The Eagles, John Lennon, Chris Cornell and Smokey Robinson among others.
Google isn’t giving in to the musicians’ demands, though. It is insisting that it does have the correct rights, and is refusing to remove the contested music. Now, the musicians say that if YouTube doesn’t remove their music, they will hit back with a $1 billion lawsuit.