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Plaintiffs in a legal case against Spotify have filed a motion requesting that it stops making misleading communications about its deal with the NMPA to resolve the issue of reproducing and distributing sound recordings without the necessary license.


  • The plaintiffs in the case have asked the court to issue an order forcing Spotify to issue corrective notices to putative class members and to stop publishing incorrect information about the NMPA-brokered deal.

Features and Benefits

  • Explains why the class action members in the case have filed a motion to prevent Spotify and the NMPA making misleading communications.
  • Describes the wider issue of unmatched royalty payments.

Key questions answered

  • Why have some artists accused Spotify of reproducing and distributing their sound recordings without the necessary license?
  • What are the terms of the deal between Spotify and the NMPA to solve the problem?

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  • Summary
  • The thorny road to unmatched royalty resolution
  • Accusations of misinformation start to fly
  • Paltry royalty payments and systemic failures


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