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Billboard Magazine reports:

A Manhattan federal judge has approved the National Music Publishers’ Association’s (NMPA) request to double damages to $300 million in a lawsuit against Peloton, for the exercise startup’s alleged use of more than 2,000 songs in its workout videos without the proper licenses.

U.S. District Judge Denise L. Cote approved the NMPA’s amendment on Friday, roughly two weeks after it was filed, according to court documents obtained by Billboard. Those “newly-discovered works” include hits like The Beatles’ “I Saw Her Standing There,” Ray Charles’ “Georgia On My Mind” and The Who’s “I Can See For Miles.”

The NMPA originally filed suit back in March, seeking $150,000 in damages each for Peloton’s alleged infringing use of roughly 1,000 songs in its library of 13,000-plus virtual fitness classes, which customers pay a membership fee to access.