Eminem Music publisher Eight Mile Style, in a lawsuit filed this Wednesday in Tennessee federal court, alleges that Spotify willfully committed an infringement by reproducing Eminem’s mega hits like “Lose Yourself” and “pretending” to have licenses.
The lawsuit seeks damages of $150,000 for each of the 243 compositions. This could cost the streaming service more than $3 billion. Eminem’s publicist says Eminem is not a party to the lawsuit against Spotify and was not even aware it was being filed:
So Eminem’s publicist tells me that he is not a party to the lawsuit against Spotify and was not even aware it was being filed.
Turns out the company that owns his early catalog is doing this on their own. That’s the music industry huh. https://t.co/XSaejYGJiB
— Nick Statt (@nickstatt) August 22, 2019