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Eight Mile Style, Eminem’s publishing company, is suing Spotify for copyright infringement, a report by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday revealed.
According to the lawsuit filed, Spotify does not have the necessary license to stream Eminem’s music and has not paid Eight Mile Style accordingly.
The publisher also noted that Spotify placed Eminem’s iconic “Lose Yourself” under a Copyright Control category reserved for songs with unknown artists.
Essentially, Eight Mile Style believes Spotify knowingly profited from the unlicensed music, which has been streamed billions of times by Spotify users.
Spotify may have to pay Enimen’s publishers those profits, or $150 000 each per 243 songs on the platform.
Either way, you could be making someone very rich if you’ve been listening to Eminem on Spotify.
Feature image: screenshot, EminemMusic via YouTube