Self Published Songwriters: Claim your Rhapsody class action settlement money!

Just another quick reminder.  The Rhapsody(now rebranded Napster) class-action settlement claim portal is open.  Songwriters that registered their works with the copyright office and had their work streamed at least once on the service (during the covered period) will receive $35* per work (pro-rated by ownership share).  This is many multiples of what the Spotify class action pays out per work.

Further, the Rhapsody class-action settlement, unlike Spotify settlement, also pays on unregistered works. If your unregistered works were streamed at least 10 times during the covered period the self-published songwriter can claim $1* per work.

I’ve looked at catalogues of a number of small indie publishers and songwriters that will likely receive several thousand dollars. This is real money.  The settlement closes 12-31-2019.

Claims here:

If you have a bulk claim, you may contact the settlement administrators for help with this: Here.

*There is a $10,000,000 cap on claims so it is possible that if claims exceed $10,000,000 the amount per work could be reduced downward.

By Dr. David C Lowery

Platinum selling singer songwriter for the bands Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven; platinum selling producer; founder of pitch-a-tent records; founder Sound of Music Studios; platinum selling music publisher; angel investor; digital skeptic; college lecturer and founder of the University of Georgia Terry College Artists' Rights Symposium.

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