In Other Rock News…(January 3)

Lawsuits, reunions and more make up the January 3, 2018 installment of “In Other Rock News…”  Rock on!

 

Spotify Sued For $1.6 Billion

Well…the New Year is off to a very rocky start for Spotify.

Per The Hollywood Reporter, the popular music streaming service is being sued by Wixen Music Publishing for a whopping $1.6 billion for streaming thousands of songs “without a license and compensations.  Those thousands of songs include various tracks from Tom Petty, The Doors, Steely Dan, Weezer, Neil Young, Stevie Nicks and Rage Against The Machine to name just a handful.

Spotify was hit with three other copyright/licensing lawsuits in 2016.