05 June 2017
"This is the first time that songwriters, not one of the industry organizations, have successfully mounted a sort of corrective measure against the streaming services over this unlicensed use of their work," says David Lowery, a songwriter and artist advocate who brought the first of two lawsuits against Spotify before his was absorbed by a subsequent class action suit— brought by three people, the musician Melissa Ferrick, the estate of famed bassist Jaco Pastorius and Gerencia 360 Publishing, which administers a small catalog of Latin music. "It's the first time we've had some sort of general, broad victory like this," Lowery tells NPR. "It's kind of historic."
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