Spotify settles class-action lawsuit to the tune of $112.5M

Posted May 24, 2018 by Lisa Cumming
Spotify has been under fire for a couple of years now, ever since they were hit with a class-action lawsuit claiming that the service rips off artists. Recently a settlement was reached for around $112.5 million USD.
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The lawsuit was originally filed by Camper Van Beethoven's David Lowery and then combined with another lawsuit brought by Melissa Ferrick.
The settlement was, indeed, over $112 million USD, but it comes with a cash payment of of $43.55 million to the class-action members.
But, it isn't over for the streaming giant. Other copyright disputes are still ongoing, like the $1.6 billion USD lawsuit filed by Wixen Music Publishing. That suit alleges Spotify is using "thousands of songs" without having the proper license for them. The Verge dives in deeper to discuss the law at the heart of the complaint.