Spotify is being sued

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An artist not named Taylor Swift is pursuing their grievance with aritsts being compensated for royalities from free music streams in a court of law.  A law suit against music streaming service Spotify was filed in Federal court last Monday (Dec.28, 2015).  Filed by Alternative Rock group Cracker's guitarist, David Lowery the suit seeks a minimum of $150 million for royalties form copyright violations.  
According to the law  firm Michelman & Robinson Cracker, their client  alleges Spotify "knowingly, willingly, and unlawfully reproduces and distributes copyrighted."  Click here for a broader context of the issue.

Taylor Swift put the spotlight on access to free music in "freemium" digital based sales models hurting the music business and sending the wrong message about art having value. Swift took this stance for artists rights to earn money from their work in November of 2014 when she withdrew her music catalog from Spotify, claiming the service hampered artists ability to sell their music.  Swift became vocal about conflicts over earning royalties for streaming music on social  media, also voicing similar concerns over Apple Music's sales model.  Apple heard Swift's concerns and revised t.  Spotify defended their model saying they hoped Swift would change her mind and join the "new music economy."