According to recent reports, song writers have been worried that Spotify and Amazon are going to sue them.
However, Musicians, producers and song writers are rallying against this tech giant and that isn’t the truth.
Apparently, Spotify and Amazon were saying that producers are rallying against these giants for they are going to sue them. However, it has been confirmed that the news is wrong and there is no suing them.
The truth behind this is that Spotify and Amazon are trying to appeal to the US Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) decision last year in order to increase the payout rates to song writers by 44% in the next 5 years.
Last year, in January, CRB ruling revealed that the National Music Publishers Association (NMPA) and the Nashville Songwriters Association International was published in February. It has now opened to an opportunity for companies to appeal to the decision for a 30 day window.
Now, it has been revealed that Spotify, Pandora, Google and Amazon have all filed to an appeal.
The four tech giants are filing their ruling – they are planning to fight the ruling. However, Apple Music is the only one who will not file an appeal.
While they say that the news might be upsetting, musicians and song writers should not be too worried about their outcome.
According to Jeff Becker of Swanson, Martin & Bell, entertainment lawyers are telling The Verge that it was anticipated for some time that these platforms will be taking the opportunity to preserve them via an appeal. Moreover, it is also being said that the court will likely side with the higher and increased royalty rate.
Presdident David Israelite, (NMPA) praised Apple Music for continuing to be friends with song writers. However, they blasted both Spotify and Amazon for their decision to sue the song writers in a shameful attempt to cut their payments by about a 1/3rd.
Essentially, Variety claims that musicians, producers and song writers are trying to rally against Spotify and Amazon to sue the song writers. Essentially, they are trying to increase the streaming royalties. However, the outrage stems from some kind of mis information.
Ideally, Spotify and Amazon are not trying to technically sue the song writers. In fact, they are trying to appeal to the CRB (the decision they made last year) to increase the payout rates to about 44% in the next five years.