1. What Will Spotify's $43 Million Class Action Settlement Mean For Songwriters and Publishers?

    May 30, 2017 7:32 PM EDT All the services will have to address this issue, according to David Lowery. On Friday (May 26), Spotify reached a settlement in a putative class action lawsuit, consolidated out of two lawsuits brought by Melissa Ferrick and David Lowery , involving songwriters and publishers whose…

  2. David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick's Lawsuits Against Spotify Get Combined

    May 24, 2016 3:57 PM EDT In December and January, Spotify was hit with back-to-back lawsuits from David Lowery and Melissa Ferrick -- both professors and artists -- who sought class action certification over royalties they allege have gone unpaid to songwriters by the world's largest streaming service. Lowery…

  3. Firm Handling Class-Action Suit Against Spotify Lists Cons of NMPA Settlement

    March 17, 2016 11:38 AM EDT The law firm handling Cracker frontman David Lowery ’s class action suit against Spotify has offered up an FAQ for songwriters and publishers ahead of an imminent settlement between the streaming service and the National Music Publishers Association, or NMPA. The rub? Little is known about…

  4. Spotify Hit With Second Lawsuit Over Copyright Infringement

    January 09, 2016 2:18 PM EST Spotify has been hit with a second class action suit over alleged systemic and willful copyright infringement. Los Angeles-based law firm Gradstein & Marzano filed a claim late Friday (Jan. 8) with a class of recording artists, led by Melissa Ferrick , seeking $200 million in damages. It…