Spotify sued over songwriter rights


Spotify has been hit with a lawsuit that accuses the streaming service of infringing the rights of songwriters aswell as publishers.

Wixen Music Publishing are seeking damages of at least $1.6bn (£1.18bn) – $150,000 for more than 10,000 songs.


The suit was filed on December 29, with Wixen Music Publishing claiming that the streaming service used Petty’s “Free Fallin,” the Doors’ “Light My Fire,” and thousands of other songs without a license and compensation.

The California based company represents artists such as Janis Joplin, The Black Keys and Tom Petty.

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