Spotify sued for $1.6 Billion by publishing company
Major music streaming platform Spotify is being sued by Wixen Music Publishing for an eye-watering $1.6 Billion.
Wixen, who filed the huge copyright lawsuit against Spotify in California federal court, are claiming that Spotify is using songs found in Wixen’s administrative catalog without the necessary licenses or compensation.
With a minimum claim of $1.6 billion, Wixen are also claiming for lawyer fees and injunctive relief that would legally require Spotify to “develop and implement procedures for identifying and properly licensing songs.”
It is thought that the claim comes as part of Wixen’s vast catalogue which includes the likes of Tom Petty, Neil Young, Weezer, the Black Keys, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, and many more.