Cracker frontman David Lowery, the songwriter and professor behind a parallel action against Spotify, looks to have his sights on the streaming industry at large.
The suits just keep on coming.
Last night, singer-songwriter David Lowery and the law firm Michelman & Robinson, along with co-plaintiffs and fellow songwriters Victor Krummenacher and David Faragher, filed a proposed class-action lawsuit against streaming service Rhapsody in the U.S. District Court of Northern California. (Both Krummenacher and Faragher have worked with Lowery previously; Krummenacher was a founding member of Camper Van Beethoven, while Faragher was in Cracker.) The new suit alleges willful copyright infringement, which carries statutory damages that can reach a maximum of $150,000 per work.
In late December, Lowery filed a proposed class-action copyright infringement lawsuit against Spotify over the issue of unpaid mechanical royalties -- the first of a handful of similar proposed class-action cases.