Spotify, Google, Pandora, Amazon Go to U.S. Appeals Court to Overturn Royalty Increase

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  1. Melody Bot

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    Jem Aswad and Chris Willman, writing at Variety:

    Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon have teamed up to appeal a controversial ruling by the U.S. Copyright Royalty Board that, if it goes through, would increase payouts to songwriters by 44%, Variety has learned. […] Sources say that Apple Music is alone among the major streaming services in not planning to appeal — as confirmed by songwriters’ orgs rushing to heap praise on Apple while condemning the seemingly unified front of the other digital companies.

  2. Max_123

    Nope. Prestigious

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  3. Mr. Serotonin

    I'm still staring down the sun Prestigious

    Mo Money, Mo Problems
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  4. emeryk3

    Wharf Mice

    Would this potentially cause these streaming companies to charge their consumers more?
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  5. Glad I only use Apple
  6. Drew Beringer

    @drewberinger Moderator

    just subscribe to Apple Music - the only company that actually cares about artists
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  7. DandonTRJ

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    I'm sure the whole thing is being coordinated through DiMA, of which Apple is a member.
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