Rhapsody NOI Class Action
A $10 million dollar settlement has been proposed in the class action lawsuit entitled Lowery, et al. v. Rhapsody International Inc.,.
Class members claim Rhapsody failed to pay songwriters royalties for their streaming music.
Visit rhapsodynoiclassaction.com to file a claim or download court documents.
Claim forms are due by 12/31/2019.
Who is a Class Member?
“Owners of mechanically distributed and/or reproduced rights in (a) Qualifying Registered Works that were played on Rhapsody music between March 7, 2013 and March 21, 2019 and/or (b) Qualifying Unregistered Works that were not registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
Qualifying Registered Works include musical works that were registered with the U.S. Copyright Office before March 7, 2016 for works with a “street release date” before March 7, 2016 OR within three months of their “street release date” if this date was after March 7, 2016.” – rhapsodynoiclassaction.com/home/faqs
Rhapsodynoiclassaction.com Important Dates
- Claim Deadline: 12/31/2019
- Objections Deadline: 7/5/2019
- Settlement Fairness Hearing: 12/31/2019
Please note you do not need to attend the settlement fairness hearing in order to receive a slice of the 10 million dollar settlement pie.
Rhapsodynoiclassaction.com Contact Information
- Mail: Lowery, et al. v. Rhapsody International Inc. Settlement c/o Heffler Claims Group PO Box 58232 Philadelphia, PA 19102-8232
- Phone: 1-833-253-8061
Plaintiffs also allege, that Rhapsody has infringed their exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute their musical works by streaming them without voluntary or compulsory licenses. They allege both actual and statutory damages pursuant to the Copyright Act, 17 U.S.C. §101, sections 502 through 506 and 509.
How much will class members get paid!?
According to the settlement documents, class members will receive up to $35 for each validly claimed Qualifying Registered Work OR $1 for each validly claimed Qualifying Unregistered Work that was played more than 24 times.
You must complete and mail your request for exclusion form so that it is postmarked no later than Friday, July 5, 2019.