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Spotify is settling a legal claim made by a group of authors that accused the streaming service of reproducing and distributing sound recordings without the necessary license.


  • The settlement will see Spotify create a fund to compensate class members for the service's past streaming and hosting of tracks.

Features and Benefits

  • Details the settlement in a legal claim made by a group of authors that accused Spotify of reproducing and distributing sound recordings without the necessary license.
  • Identifies the main benefits to the songwriters that are expected to sign up to the agreement.

Key questions answered

  • Why did a number of authors take legal action against Spotify?
  • What has Spotify agreed to as part of the $40m-plus settlement deal?

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  • Summary
  • Spotify settles class-action legal claims
  • Details of the settlement filed for court approval
  • Fund substantially higher than the NMPA-negotiated settlement


  • Author

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