The key questions about Spotify’s publishing royalties problem


Forget the Beatles: Spotify’s 2015 ended with a troubling bum note for the streaming service – musician David Lowery’s $150m class-action lawsuit against the company over its approach to publishing royalties, with the prospect of more legal action to come in the opening weeks of 2016.

The lawsuit, which was foreshadowed by Spotify’s dispute with independent music firm Victory Records over missing songwriter royalties last year, poses serious questions for Spotify and music rightsholders alike.

Stuart Dredge

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