Rocker Says Spotify Tricking Possible Class In $150M IP Row

By Daniel Siegal (April 19, 2016, 5:18 PM EDT) -- An indie rock musician suing Spotify in a $150 million putative copyright infringement class action on Monday told a California federal judge the music streaming service is using misleading information to push putative class members into a lowball royalty settlement with the National Music Publishers Association.

Named plaintiff David Lowery, lead singer and guitarist for bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven, urged U.S. District Judge Beverly Reid O'Connell to force Spotify USA Inc. to let Lowery review any communications it issues to putative class members related to its settlement with the NMPA. That deal, announced last month, will see Spotify pay...

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