Spotify Hit With $1.6 Billion Lawsuit From Publisher Representing Tom Petty, Neil Young, And Others

Spotify has been hit with a $1.6 billion lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing, which handles titles by Tom Petty, Neil Young, Steely Dan’s Donald Fagen, Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo, Stevie Nicks, and others. The suit, which alleges that Spotify is using thousands of songs without a proper license, was filed on Dec. 29 in California federal court. It is seeking damages worth at least $1.6 billion and injunctive relief.  Back in May, Spotify proposed a $43 million settlement to resolve a class-action suit from a collective of songwriters. Wixen’s lawsuit, however, says the proposed settlement “does not adequately compensate Wixen or the songwriters it represents.” 

Tom Petty, Neil Young Publisher Sues Spotify for $1.6 Billion


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