Spotify And Amazon Are Suing Song Writers

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A recent Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) ruling brought great news for songwriters in the US- with royalty rates for streaming and other mechanical uses set to rise to 44% in the market.

Spotify and Amazon have now officially come out in opposition to the ruling, in what the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) have called a “shameful” move which equates to “suing songwriters”. For platforms that are meant to support artists and their music, this move from both Spotify and Amazon makes their intentions very questionable indeed.