No, Spotify and Amazon aren’t suing songwriters

Musicians, producers and songwriters are filing lawsuits against Spotify and Amazon plans to "sue composers" as their streaming loyalty grows. But Spotify and Amazon are not technically suing composers. They have sought to protest last year's US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling to increase payouts to composers by 44 percent over the past five years. Variety .

Since the CRB verdict, which was made in January last year, which was published by the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International, was just published in February this year, Opportunity opened. 30-day decision. Currently, Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon all appealed.

Although four tech big companies will face the verdict, Apple Music is the only streaming service that does not appeal. In a statement on Appeal, NMPA David Israelite praised Apple Music as "trying to be a friend with a composer," but Spotify and Amazon "decided to sue the composer with a shameful attempt to pay for it in almost a single word" It seems to be where information comes from.

NMPA's statement is not known whether Israel and Google were released before Pandora planned to appeal. company. However, quotes from Israel have stirred interest among music publishers and amongst the artists of two Twitter companies.

So while the appeal overturns the news, musicians and composers should not be too worried about the results. . . Martin & Bell, Swanson's entertainment attorney, The Verge predicted that these platforms will have the opportunity to conserve profits through appeals. He believes the court will show an increased royalty rate.

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