Spotify sued for $1.6bn in unpaid royalties

The music streaming service faces a claim from publishing company Wixen, on behalf of artists including Neil Young and Janis Joplin

Music streaming service Spotify has been sued by a music publishing company for $1.6bn (£1.18bn), for hosting songs it allegedly doesn’t have the full rights to.

Wixen, a Californian company that collects royalties on behalf of artists including Tom Petty, Neil Young, Janis Joplin and the Doors, alleges that Spotify “took a shortcut” when it cut deals with major labels to host their back catalogues.

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Source: theguardian.com
Spotify sued for .6bn in unpaid royalties