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Spotify hit with $1.6 Billion copyright lawsuit

Music news about Spotify, Tom Petty, Muscle Shoals:

Spotify has been hit with a massive $1.6 Billion copyright lawsuit from Wixen Music Publishing. The Stockholm, Sweden-based music streaming giant has been accused of using thousands of songs without a license and compensation for artists like Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Stevie Nicks and The Black Keys.

Legendary Record producer and Muscle Shoals FAME studio owner Rich Hall, passed away early Tuesday morning. Hall’s Grammy-winning production touched nearly every genre of popular music from country to R&B, working with everyone from The Beatles to Aretha Franklin.  Rich Hall was 85. (Rich Hall’s story is so very inspirational….and if you dig music documentaries, check out Muscle Shoals.)