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London, New York. EMI Group PLC, the world's third-largest music company, said yesterday it and other music companies faced a New York probe into how music firms influence what songs are played on the radio.
"We are co-operating fully with this inquiry, which is at a preliminary stage," EMI said in a statement.
New York Attorney-General Eliot Spitzer, right, who has already taken on the investment banking, mutual fund and insurance sectors, has served subpoenas against Universal Music Group, Sony BMG Music Entertainment, EMI and Warner Music, sources familiar with the matter said, confirming a report in The New York Times.