Just within a few weeks that a lawsuit seeking a class-action suit filed by David Lowery, the leader of alternative rock bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, an academic, Spotify comes under the radar again; this time it’s a new copyright lawsuit seeking $200 million. Spotify is a pioneer in providing on-demand online music and has a net worth of $8 billion with a customer base of 75 million users.
The latest lawsuit seeking damages of $200 million has been filed by Melissa Ferrick, the Massachusetts-based indie folk vocalist who teaches at the renowned Berklee College of Music. She claimed that her songs have been downloaded or streamed for a million times in the past three years and the company hadn’t properly licensed those, thus depriving her of her shares and royalties. She communicated that while the company has made handsome profits from the songs of various songwriters, singers and music directors; a large number of such artists have not been received a single penny.
Spotify, in its defence, has stated that the company had always tried to compensate the artists and the owners, but have often failed due to the unavailability of required information and data. The company spokesperson assured that the music owners will get their share of the profit, but Melissa seems to be in no mood to back out and wants the company to serve the consequences for its lack of discipline.
Abhishek Upadhyay Posted on January 11, 2016
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