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Spotify Settles Copyright Infringement Lawsuits: Report

Updated: Jun 27, 2019

The suits were originally filed by a songwriter and a Nashville-based publisher back in 2017


Back in 2017, streaming giant Spotify was hit with a pair of lawsuits for copyright infringement. The suits were brought against Spotify separately by Bob Gaudio—a songwriter and founding member of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, and Nashville-based publisher Bluewater Music Services Corporation. Now, both suits have been settled, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original lawsuits claimed that Spotify failed to obtain required licenses to stream works from the respective plaintiffs’ catalogs. Gaudio’s suit (viewed by Pitchfork), alleged that the streaming service used 106 of his songs, whereas Bluewater Music Services Corporation reportedly listed 2,399 songs in their complaint.

According to THR, the settlement was revealed in a joint motion to postpone further discovery filed on Wednesday, June 26, and the the terms of the deal are reportedly being closely guarded.Blogging from Your Wix Blog Dashboard

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