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Spotify and the NMPA reach an agreement on ‘unmatched works'

US music publishers represented by the National Music Publishing Association and music streaming platform Spotify have reached an agreement on the contentious issue of “unmatched works.”  In what is described as "a landmark agreement”, Spotify has agreed to compensate publishers and writers for the use of works whose ownership information was previously unknown. This concerns mostly mechanical rights. The agreement also sets a framework for Spotify to identify the rightful ...

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