Spotify Sued For Miranda Lambert Songs & Many More

Spotify is being sued by a couple of independent music publishers that claim the streaming service didn’t obtain the correct licenses to thousands of songs on the site. Nashville’s Bluewater Music Services and Bob Gaudio, a publisher and primary songwriter for the band Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, claim the site has been streaming many of their songs illegally. Among the tunes mentioned in the suit are Miranda Lambert's "Gunpowder & Lead" and "White Liar," Willie Nelson's "Living in the Promiseland," Kenny Chesney's "Better As a Memory" and "Anything But Mine,” and Guns 'N Roses' "Yesterdays." This isn’t the first time Spotify has been sued for similar claims. The National Music Publishers Association and a group of songwriters also sued the site for similar reasons, and the streaming service reached settlements with both. The NMPA got $30 million, and with the songwriters getting $43.4 million.

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