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Music streaming—changes ahead for distribution of mechanical royalties

Music streaming—changes ahead for distribution of mechanical royalties
Published on: 07 February 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Music streaming—changes ahead for distribution of mechanical royalties
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  • What are the legal implications for Spotify? What does the lawsuit mean for the future of streaming music?
  • What impact will the lawsuit have on the proposed Music Modernisation Act?
  • Will the lawsuit have an impact on contracts between rights holders and sharing or streaming platforms? To what extent?

Article summary

IP analysis: Tahir Basheer, partner, and William Smith, associate, at Sheridans, explore Wixen’s $1.6bn lawsuit against Spotify in the US and suggest the threat of a deluge of lawsuits could be another way in which publishers seek to strengthen their bargaining power against the likes of Spotify and Apple Music. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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