SAN FRANCISCO — Sirius XM Radio’s recent clubbing in litigation over the rights to pre-1972 sound recordings has unleashed a series of suits against Google, Apple, Sony and music streaming service Rdio.

According to complaints filed Thursday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, streaming music services such as Google Play Music and Apple’s iTunes Radio have been profiting from pre-1972 recordings without paying royalties or licensing fees to the owners of the underlying sound recordings.

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