Spotify sued for $1.6 billion for copyright infringement

Music streaming company Spotify was sued by Wixen Music Publishing Inc last week for allegedly using thousands of songs, including those of Tom Petty, Neil Young and the Doors, without a license and compensation to the music publisher.

I don’t know how something like this could possibly happen with a company like Spotify. The entire business is getting licenses to stream music, but apparently they didn’t do that.



  • Brad Fortin

    I’m not really surprised. As a business they’ve never had a profitable quarter so they’re probably cutting corners left and right to figure out how to become profitable. VC funding can’t last forever.