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.
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.
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You rule, David. Thank you for being a thorn in their side.
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