Artist advocate and musician David Lowery of Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker helped lead a class action lawsuit against Rhapsody International (aka Napster). The case, which alleged that the streamer had unlawfully reproduced and distributed certain copyrighted compositions, has preliminarily settled, and indie musicians may be entitled to compensation.
Instructions on how to file a claim your share come via the law firm of Michelman & Robinson, LLP
Attention indie musicians:Rhapsody International Inc. has agreed to pay $10 million to resolve claims that they failed to pay songwriters royalties for their streamed music. What this means is that you may be entitled to compensation.
If your work qualifies and was played on Rhapsody between March 7, 2013 and March 21, 2019, you can be paid up to $35 for each eligible song. All you need to do is submit a claim, which is relatively hassle-free. Go to www.rhapsodynoiclassaction.
com for the details, and click the “Submit Claim” link to complete the simple form.
Don’t wait to do so—the deadline to file is December 31, 2019. Feel free to contact the Claims Administrator at (833) 253-8061 if you have any questions.