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.
Australian based Gab Strum aka Japanese Wallpaper dropped the single Imaginary Friends via Wonderlick/Sony. Signing with Native Tongue Publishing he’s written songs and produced for artists like Allday and Mallrat and has collaborated with Charli XCX. He’s supported M83 and Lily Allen and showcased at SXSW. Having clocked over 20 million plays on Spotify, he first popped out after one of the tracks won triple j’s 2014 Unearthed High competition. He has fall U.S. shows booked that begin in Chicago and is mapped through San Francisco.
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.
Watch out for Australian indie electro pop artist Austen . She just released the track Money along with the video. Moreover, she is building a solid buzz in only a short time.
Radio: Named triple j unearthed’s Top 40 Most Played Artists
Performances: Pineapple Festival, BIGSOUND showcase, supporting Nyxen August 24th Brightside, Brisbane.
Streams: ‘Faded’ clocked 500,000+ Spotify streams.
Blogs: AAA Backstage, Cool Accidents, Purple Sneakers and STACK Mag.
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