Apple is accused of underreporting payments to musicians
18.12.2017 Erika J. Wells 0 Comments
Musician Bryan Eich has filed a lawsuit to Apple. He accuses the company in substitution of indexes in the Apple Music service. It is reported by Appleinsider.
Eich owns the rights to the publication of two albums that include 18 tracks. According to the lawsuit lamentations, Apple never sent a notification requirement to provide the license within one month after the albums release. The musician claims that the company systematically violated the rules Apple Music, without having to send technical notifications, understating income and changing information about the number of scrobbles tracks. The lawsuit States that royalties for the tracks of lamentations is 0 dollars. Eich claims that Apple did not take into account or changed deductions due for listening.
The plaintiff suggests that the problem may not be Beats Music, which Apple bought in 2015. Early rights to the songs of lamentations belonged to the company CD Baby. When launched Beats Music, CD Baby has provided part of their catalog, including songs of lamentations. If there was some error with how Beats Music processed technical notifications, then it moved to Apple Music.
The lawsuit is the certificate of registration of the two albums, but no copies of the reports to Apple. Search Apple Music finds the albums. It is unclear whether any of the published albums of lamentations.
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