In 2017, an investigation found that Spotify and some of its users were using fake artist profiles to generate streams based on popular content, generating revenue for the service and fake profiles that wouldn't have to be paid in royalties to the actual artists.
In the complaint, Wixen alleges that Spotify is guilty of streaming 10,874 songs they administer without proper licensing or compensation and is seeking $150,000 per song to bring the total award up to $1.6 billion.
The lawsuit said that Spotify initially tried to work with record labels but, "in a race to be first to market, made insufficient efforts to collect the required musical composition information". Wixen's lawsuit paints the problem as systematic, claiming that as much as 21 percent of the music streaming on Spotify is unlicensed.
Randall Wixen, the company's president, added, "We're just asking to be treated fairly".
At the time, they argued: "The Settlement Agreement is procedurally and substantively unfair to Settlement Class Members because it prevents meaningful participation by rights holders and offers them an unfair dollar amount in light of Spotify's ongoing, willful copyright infringement of their works".
Spotify had no comment on the lawsuit for TheWrap. "Upon information and belief, Spotify knew that HFA did not possess the infrastructure to obtain the required mechanical licenses and Spotify knew it lacked these licenses".
The Netherlands-based aviation consultant firm counted a total of 111 accidents with only two resulting in fatalities. This makes 2017 the safest year ever, both by the number of fatal accidents as well as in terms of fatalities.
There is a fingerprint scanner under the display too, but we might not see it next year, as it still is being developed. But the list also offers an outlook on upcoming devices from some of the smaller phone manufacturers.
And Virat as a loving and doting husband was seen carrying shopping bags while taking a walk with his wife Anushka at the market. Not only are Virat and Anushka holidaying in South Africa, they're also making a ton of memories.
With how accomplishment-packed 2017 was, the 37-year-old reality star has no time to waste if she is to up her A game in 2018. The 2-year-old recently spent three nights in the hospital - and Kardashian West calls the experience "so scary".
The children saw their stepfather pick up Brice by the leg and throw him against a shelf on the wall, the arrest report said. He was arrested Sunday and was charged with aggravated child abuse and felony first-degree murder.
The arctic cold that has settled into the region has led to an extremely rare forecast for the coast of the Carolinas and Georgia. The storm's central pressure will have fallen 55 millibars in just 24 hours - an astonishing rate of intensification.
In the interview with Inven Global , Kim also made a noteworthy comment about the future of the game as a media property. This means that the PS4 version of this game will have to be fully completed before it can be launched on the console.
KXAN reports that Miles has not been charged with a crime yet authorities do not believe the girls are with him willingly. It's thought the trio may be headed to Louisiana in a grey 2017 Hyundai Accent with Texas plates reading JGH9845.
On the inside, there is a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 chipset with 2 cores clocked at 2.15GHz and 2 cores clocked at 1.6GHz. Google Pixel 2 Portrait mode is one of the most notable features that makes the new Pixel 2 series best in the smartphone arena.
The company has also joined forces with researchers at the University of California-Berkeley to work towards a solution. New technology, known as CRISPR , is being used by UC Berkeley scientists to modify the DNA of the plants.
The bone-chilling cold gripping much of the U.S.is breaking century-old records and is being blamed on several deaths. We're forecasting 2-4 inches of snow to western CT and anywhere from 4-8 inches of snow to central and eastern CT .
Navy Sailor imprisoned for a year after taking photographs while on board a submarine as justification for his imprisonment call. Trump started raising questions about the "deep state" in the Justice Department in November.
The arrival of Arctic winds before the weekend could see temperatures drop below freezing on Saturday. We will experience heavy rain this morning but this will soon give way to sunny spells and showers.
Delano Regional Medical Center told reporters than a brother and sister were born in 2017 and 2018 respectively. Seyed Tamijidi, who delivered the twins, saying he'd never before seen it happen in his 35-years of practice.
Hatch's retirement opens the door for Republican Mitt Romney to run for his seat, as has been rumoured in recent weeks. Romney says via Facebook that "Hatch has represented the interests of Utah with distinction and honor".
A special election will be held in Minnesota to permanently fill the seat timed to next year's midterm elections in November. That money could be transferred to a Senate campaign. "I'm not saying he didn't do some bad boy things".
On the website, either make an appointment at your local Apple Store's Genius Bar, or another authorized service provider. The letter was posted in the wake of controversy over its throttling of older iPhones due to battery-related issues.
The result marks a third successive victory for Mauricio Pochettino's side as they attempt to reel in Jurgen Klopp's Reds. Another Eriksen free kick caused Swansea problems, but this time Llorente couldn't find the net with his header.
It still hasn't confirmed when Oreo for the V30 is going to be released in other markets across the globe. The smartphone sports a 6-inch QHD+ (1440x2880 pixels) OLED FullVision display with HDR10 support.
Young, who joined United from Aston Villa in June 2011, returned to the England squad last month after a four-year global absence. Young's ban means he misses today's New Year's Day fixture with Everton and then the potential banana-skin FA Cup tie with Derby.