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Lawsuit Claims Spotify Owes $1.6B In Unpaid Royalties 


While many people were gearing up for an epic New Year’s Eve party, the attorneys for Wixen Music Publishing — whose clients include Missy Elliott and the late Rick James — were busy filing a whopping $1.6 billion lawsuit against music streaming behemoth Spotify, citing copyright infringement. 

The legal complaint, which you can read in full here, claims Spotify is streaming tens of thousands of tracks by artists, including Tom Petty and Tom Morello of Prophets Of Rage, without any license or compensation. 

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