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BYE BYE SPOTIFY! Spotify slapped with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks songs

 
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01/14/2018 04:13 AM
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BYE BYE SPOTIFY! Spotify slapped with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks songs
Spotify has been hit with a massive copyright infringement lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, which represents songwriters such as Neil Young, Stevie Nicks, Tom Petty, Zach De La Rocha, and Rivers Cuomo and alleges that the streaming service is using tens of thousands of Wixen’s artists’ songs without proper license and compensation.

As first reported by the Hollywood Reporter, Wixen is seeking at least $1.6 billion in damages.

Wixen’s complaint, filed Dec. 29 in California federal court, contends, “Prior to launch, Spotify struck deals with major record labels to obtain the necessary rights to the sound recording copyrights in the songs by offering the major labels, in many cases, equity stakes in Spotify: But Spotify failed to properly obtain the equivalent rights for the compositions. As a result, Spotify has built a billion dollar business on the backs of songwriters and publishers whose music Spotify is using, in many cases without obtaining and paying for the necessary licenses.”

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01/14/2018 04:38 AM
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Re: BYE BYE SPOTIFY! Spotify slapped with $1.6 billion copyright lawsuit over Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks songs
Love of money is the root of all evil.

Both sides of this conflict are money hungry whores.