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Streaming music services may pay more money to copyright holders under legislation that passed the House unanimously late last month. Yet Spotify and Pandora are backing the legislation anyhow as it goes to the Senate for final approval.
Patent owner MOAEC Technologies filed suits alleging patent infringement in the District of Delaware against a series of music app providers including Spotify, SoundCloud and Deezer. The suits claim that music services offered by all three defendants infringe upon a patent covering a music library collection technology
LONDON/STOCKHOLM, April 12 (Reuters) – Spotify, the world’s largest music streaming service, said on Thursday it is to buy Loudr.fm, a San Francisco-based provider of licensing technology to help it to locate songwriters and pay them royalties they are due.
Shares of Spotify Technology SA ended up 12.9 percent on their first day of trade on the New York Stock Exchange, a smooth debut that could pave the way for other companies looking to go public without the aid of Wall Street underwriters.
Two men behind defunct pirate streaming site Swefilmer have had their sentences increased by the Court of Appeal in Sweden. The main operator was originally sentenced to three years in prison but is now required to serve a four-year sentence and pay additional damages. The second man has had his conditional sentence augmented with a fine.
E-commerce firm Amazon on Wednesday launched its online music streaming service in India under its Prime offering. Under Amazon Prime, the company offers a bouquet of services such as video streaming and faster delivery options for its online retail customers.
US copyright board boosts songwriters’ music streaming fees | The Indian Express A federal copyright board has raised the music streaming royalties for songwriters and music publishers by more than 40 percent to narrow the financial divide separating them from recording labels.
(Reuters) – U.S. copyright authorities on Saturday decided to increase over the next five years the royalty payments music streaming companies like Spotify and Apple Inc () must make to songwriters and music publishers, a trade association for music publishers said. The Copyright Royalty Board of the U.S.
Nearly four years ago, an executive at Spotify, the Swedish music streaming giant, made what in retrospect may not have been the smartest statement. In a comment to the U.S. Copyright Office, James Duffett-Smith, the company’s head of licensing business affairs, said it was not always “possible or economically feasible to identify each co-author of a copyrighted musical work.”