Music copyright lawsuit hits sour note for Manchester bar

A Manchester country music restaurant and bar is singing the “Working Man Blues” after paying thousands of dollars to settle a music copyright infringement lawsuit.

More than a dozen music companies, led by Broadcast Music Inc., joined a federal lawsuit to force Bonfire Restaurant and Country Bar/Torched Pizza at 950 Elm St. to either pay the licensing fees or pull the plug on the use of copyrighted music.