'70s Singer Bids For Cert. In Warner Streaming Royalties Row

Law360 (January 14, 2020, 5:16 PM EST) -- 1970s soul singer Lenny Williams urged a California federal court on Monday to certify a proposed class of thousands of musical artists on claims that Warner Music failed to accurately account for and pay more than $100 million in royalties generated from streaming music.

Williams, perhaps best known for his time fronting the R&B group Tower of Power in the '70s, claims Warner Music Group Co. and Warner Brothers Records Inc. has underpaid artists as much as 40% in international revenue gained through streaming services such as Spotify.

Streaming now accounts for up to 80% of all music consumption, but Warner has...

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