Sheridan v. iHeartMedia, Inc. (California Class Action)


Foster P.C., along with co-counsel Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP, Abner & Fulleron, LLP, and Justin Sobodash, represent recording artist Arthur Sheridan, and his wife Barbara, in a class action lawsuit against Defendant iHeartMedia, Inc. for failing to pay royalties for pre-1972 song recordings.  Mr. Sheridan is the owner of numerous master recordings of songs recorded before February 15, 1972, and alleges that iHeartMedia, which operates an internet radio service (iHeartRadio) that streams music and other programming, does not pay royalties to the owners of sound recordings of musical performances for pre-1972 recordings, as required by California law.


Plaintiffs’ complaint alleges that there are literally thousands of such recordings, and iHeartMedia is streaming them daily to its California listeners, and has been doing so for years.  Plaintiffs seeks to represent the owners of all the pre-1972 recordings who who did not receive royalty payments from iHeartMedia when their pre-1972 songs were played in California.


The case was filed on May 29, 2015 in the Central District of California.  If you believe you are a potential class member, please contact either Foster P.C., Hagens Berman, Tony Abner, and/or Justin Sobodash.


On August 17, 2015, the Plaintiffs filed their Amended Class Action Complaint in the Central District of California.  The case has been stayed pending resolution of related litigation.  We will continue to update this page as the case progresses.  Check back!


Case Documents:

Amended Class Action Complaint