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Chicago, March 15, 2019

Vulture Quotes Becker on Spotify and Songwriters Battle

Vulture quoted Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP partner Jeffrey S. Becker in its article, "Is Spotify Suing Songwriters? The Latest Legal Battle Explained." 

According to the Vulture article:

In the ongoing war between songwriters and the streaming companies they say are being mercilessly stingy with proper compensation, a new and very bitter battle is brewing. Following a ruling last year that dramatically increased royalty rates given to songwriters — by 44 percent — streaming services are now pushing back in court.

When asked what will happen next, Becker told Vulture:
“The upper-level court, the appellate court, is going to provide a great deal of deference to the CRB’s ruling and confirming that the CRB did not act in a manner outside of its discretion,” Jeff Becker, a Chicago-based music lawyer, tells Vulture. “Even if the appellate court does not completely agree with the CRB, if the court believes the CRB provided a fundamentally sound analysis, it’s unlikely going to reverse the decision.”

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