One of the more recent streaming service lawsuits is expanding its reach. In November, Sosa Entertainment and Pro Music Rights filed a suit against Spotify. The suit claimed that the plaintiffs had not been paid correctly for more than 550 million streams of music from their libraries.
Pro Music Rights has filed additional lawsuits against ten more streaming services. Amazon, Apple, Deezer, Google, iHeartradio, Pandora, Rhapsody, 7digital, SoundCloud, and YouTube have all been subject to new suits in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. Pro Music Rights claimed it made efforts to educate the defendents and set up licenses for their works. The suits were filed in December.
“Each of the music streaming services sued has made a business decision to use music without compensating songwriters. By filing these actions, Pro Music Rights is standing up for songwriters whose creative works bring great value to all streaming services who publicly perform their music,” Pro Music Rights CEO Jake P. Noch said.