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Spotify Clarifies Appeal Position

Strong creative community reaction to a recent Copyright Royalty Board rate increase appeal from several DSPs (CAT 3/7) has drawn a response from Spotify. Today's "Here's What You Need To Know" blog post asserts that the company's appeal is intended to "clarify elements of the CRB ruling." Specifically cited are video and lyric rights, music bundles, non-music offerings and the royalty balance between publishers and labels. "These are hard issues but we will listen and be open about what we think," the statement says. "Our mission is clear: we want to help more artists and songwriters make a living doing what they love." Read the full post here.