Tag: david lowery
David Lowery publishes 2018 ‘streaming price bible’
Musician David Lowery has published the latest data on payouts from a range of streaming services, sourced from “a mid-sized indie label with an approximately 200+ album catalog now generating over 200m+ streams annually”. It’s...
January 17, 2018
David Lowery talks digital scepticism and music-streaming’s future
David Lowery started the year in the headlines for leading one of two class-action lawsuits against Spotify over mechanical licensing. They have since combined with the other lawsuit taking prominence. That has left Lowery...
December 22, 2016
‘Vast majority’ of NMPA members opt in to Spotify settlement
The National Music Publishers Association’s (NMPA) proposed settlement with Spotify over mechanical royalties has attracted the “vast majority” of its members.
July 13, 2016
New Lowery v Spotify filing seeks more details of NMPA deal
The class-action lawsuit against Spotify filed by musician David Lowery has taken another twist. A new filing on behalf of Lowery and his co-plaintiffs is seeking more details of the streaming service’s proposed publishing-royalties...
April 20, 2016
David Lowery talks lawsuits, licensing and free streaming
“Maybe it was naive of us, but we thought we would solve this problem for everybody – and that services, investors in those services and even the entire music industry might welcome that solution…” David Lowery...
March 31, 2016
David Lowery Spotify takedowns spark new disagreement
US Spotify users can’t stream music by David Lowery’s two bands, Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, after the service removed them as part of its legal dispute with the musician over publishing royalties. However, the...
February 23, 2016
Spotify seeks to strike David Lowery class-action lawsuit
Spotify has struck back in the class-action lawsuit launched by musician David Lowery. The streaming service has filed a motion to strike the class allegations claiming the case is “a fatally flawed candidate for class...
February 16, 2016
Spotify songwriter lawsuits: what, why and what happens next?
2016 was supposed to be the year when Spotify reached 100m active users, en route to an IPO. The former will happen soon while the latter may still be on the cards this year. But 2016 is now also the year when Spotify...
January 25, 2016
Music Ally Report 381 – Mechanical Animus
Our cover feature picks apart the two lawsuits that hit Spotify either side of Christmas to consider not only what they mean for the Swedish streaming company but also digital royalty reporting in general. Millions of dollars...
January 20, 2016
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...
January 4, 2016
Spotify responds to David Lowery criticism over unpaid royalties
Yesterday, we reported on musician David Lowery’s call for the New York attorney general to investigate Spotify over unpaid songwriter royalties, following its recent dispute with Victory Records. Now the company’s...
November 11, 2015
David Lowery asks NY attorney general to investigate Spotify
Musician and artists’ rights campaigner David Lowery has written to the attorney general of New York calling for an investigation into unpaid songwriter royalties from streaming service Spotify. His move follows the company’s...
November 10, 2015