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Leading music streaming platform Spotify has come under fire after being accused of stiffing artists for their royalties in a new lawsuit filed by a pair of musicians. Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker frontman David Lowery sued the popular streaming platform for $150 million in damages after charging that the company “knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces…

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Jay Z’s $56 million bid for Aspiro, a Swedish tech company behind the streaming services Tidal and WiMP, has been accepted by shareholders. At first the minority shareholders initially recommended that the bid be rejected after questioning Jay Z’s plans for international expansion. They also questioned his valuation of the company. However, it appears their…

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Streaming music services such as Pandora and Spotify are among the leaders in this new age of digital music distribution. But as you enjoy using these services, do you ever stop to think how the creators of your favorite songs are being compensated? Take for instance Aloe Blacc’s 2013 hit with Avicii, entitled “Wake Me Up.” Thus far,…

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