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Spotify Sued By Eminem Publisher Over Billions of Unpaid Streams

Aug. 22, 2019, 2:34 AM

Eminem’s music publisher sued Spotify USA Inc. for copyright infringement for allegedly streaming hundreds of the American rapper’s songs billions of times without a license.

Eight Mile Style LLC filed the suit Wednesday in federal court in Nashville, Tennessee, a music mecca in the U.S. It claims Spotify intentionally ripped off the artist, whose legal name is Marshall Mathers, by pretending to have the rights to stream the songs under various generic licenses.

“Spotify has not accounted to Eight Mile or paid Eight Mile for these streams but instead remitted random payments of some sort, which only purport to account ...