Musician Maria Schneider files class action YouTube lawsuit
Artist and composer Maria Schneider has criticised YouTube publicly several times in the past. For example this open letter in 2016 calling the service “a resounding disaster” for musicians; and this piece...
July 6, 2020
HFA is now included in to Eminem publisher’s Spotify lawsuit
In August last year, music publisher Eight Mile Style sued Spotify, accusing the streaming service of willful copyright infringement. The company, which represents Eminem’s works, claimed that Spotify made available...
July 3, 2020
Spotify and Kobalt fall out over Eminem copyright lawsuit
In August last year, we reported on a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against Spotify by Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style, based on around 250 songs from the company’s catalogue. The latest development...
June 1, 2020
Spotify CEO: ‘Long term, we do expect Apple to open up’
It’s all gone a bit quiet on the antitrust complaint front regarding Spotify versus Apple. Spotify filed a complaint in Europe against Apple more than a year ago, sparking a sharp rebuttal from the tech giant. We’re...
May 6, 2020
Canadian firm VoxTonePro files lawsuit over Spotify Ad Studio
Spotify is facing another lawsuit, although this one isn’t focusing on licensing or royalties. Instead, a Canadian company called VoxTonePro is accusing the streaming service of stealing its trade secrets, and using them...
May 1, 2020
StubHub faces class action lawsuit over coronavirus refunds
With a huge number of festivals and concerts postponed or cancelled entirely amid the coronavirus pandemic, event organisers and ticketing companies have been mulling their options. One solution is to offer customers ticket...
April 7, 2020
Label-led piracy lawsuit against ISP Grande is postponed
The latest label-led copyright infringement lawsuit against an ISP in the US was focusing on Texan ISP Grande Communications. However the case has been postponed until September. The reason given was that the court only...
March 9, 2020
German court ruling smacks down ‘stream manipulation’ site
A Berlin court has issued an injunction against a website accused by the music industry of being focused on stream manipulation. Global body the IFPI and German industry body BVMI celebrated the ruling against Followerschmiede·de,...
March 4, 2020
NMPA and Peloton settle publishing lawsuit with new partnership
The US National Music Publishers Association has settled the copyright infringement lawsuit with fitness firm Peloton, which was brought last year by 14 of its publisher members. The terms have not been announced, but the...
February 28, 2020
Pro Music Rights extends streaming lawsuits beyond Spotify
In November 2019, we reported on the latest lawsuit filed against Spotify by music rightsholders: Sosa Entertainment and its sister firm Pro Music Rights. Sosa was claiming that it had not been paid the full royalties for...
January 29, 2020
Grammys fallout continues as Portnow and Katz respond
There’s an awards this week, y’say? The Grammys will undoubtedly make a splash as usual, but the event continues to be overshadowed by the fallout from president and CEO Deborah Dugan being placed on administrative leave,...
January 23, 2020
Sonos boss testifies on ‘market distortion’ of Google and Amazon
Sonos CEO Patrick Spence testified before the US House’s Antitrust, Commercial and Administrative Law Subcommittee on Friday (17 January) about the company’s complaints against Google and Amazon. You can read his full...
January 20, 2020