Artists with new single releases on Spotify’s New Music Friday include Taylor Swift, 5SOS, and BROCKHAMPTOM. Others include Charlie Puth, The 1975, Lizzo, Lana Del Rey, Mura Masa, G-Eazy, Bea Miller, Yung Gravy, and Tainy. The standout track is Torn by Ava Max.
Eminem’s publisher Eight Mile Style has filed a lawsuit claiming Spotify has infringed hundreds of song copyrights.
Eminem accuses Spotify of copyright infringement by reproducing the track “Lose Yourself” on its service causing potentially billions of dollars in damages. The suit also targets Spotify claiming it has failed to live up to the Music Modernization Act. The MMA is a federal law past by President Trump which was to improve how music licensing and royalties would be paid to songwriters.
The suit claims that Spotify has no license for Eminem’s songs and has not paid for the songs other a few payments of some sort.
Taylor Swift said in a CBS interview that she plans on rerecording her old material. Why? Because Justin Bieber manager Scooter Braun bought the rights to all Swifts master recordings. Taylor called this “my worst case scenario.” She plans to sidestep Scooter Braun by rerecording her entire catalog of songs minus her new music on Republic Records. Upon signing with Republic Records, she now owns the master rights to all of the music she creates going forward.
Shawn Mendes, Lizzo, Lil Teccs, Taylor Swift, Drake, Ariana Grande and Post Malone have topped the U.S. Spotify streaming chart. Lewis Capaldi bumps to #14 with 727 million streams.
When I first made note of Lewis Capaldi’s new album release I never imagined that he would make such an impact. But after listening to Some You Loved I would’ve been surprised if the track didn’t have any legs. The track climbed to #1 in the UK and now it’s #17 in the U.S.where it’s gaining at top 40 radio and streaming platforms. The 22 year old Scottish singer just performed two sold-out gigs at Edinburgh Summer Sessions. Capaldi’s self-released single “Bruises” made him the fastest unsigned artist to reach 25 million plays on Spotify.