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Spotify removes many comedians' work from streaming platform over royalties dispute

2 months ago·Stockholm, Sweden
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Spotify has pulled hundreds of comedians' albums. The company and rights administration company Spoken Giants stalled on a deal for written-word royalties. The missing albums come from stars like Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and John Mulaney. Some material remains from those comedians on Spotify as of this writing.
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CNBC

Spotify removes many comedians' work from streaming platform over royalties dispute

Spotify took down the work of hundreds of comedians are negotiating for royalties on streaming platforms, the Wall Street Journal reports.

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:Roberts family
Deadline

Spotify Removes Many Top Comedians From Service In Royalty Payments Dispute

John Mulaney, Jim Gaffigan, Tiffany Haddish and Kevin Hart are among the big name comedians whose work has been removed from streaming service Spotify in a fight over royalty payments. The Wall St. Journal reports that the dispute centers on a group of entertainers who are attempting to be paid a copyright royalty for jokes […]

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Penske Media Corporation
Business Insider

Spotify removes John Mulaney, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart, and other comedians from service over a royalties dispute

John Mulaney, Tiffany Haddish, Kevin Hart are among the comedians whose albums have been removed from the platform.

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
RollingStone

Comedy Albums by John Mulaney, Patton Oswalt Removed From Spotify Amid Royalties Battle

Comedy albums by John Mulaney, Tiffany Haddish, Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart and more were removed from Spotify over the past week after the streaming service reached an impasse with a licensing company seeking better royalties for comedians and spoken word artists.The aforementioned comedians and dozens more — like Mike Birbiglia, Jim Gaffigan, Larry the Cable Guy, as well as the estates of Bob Hope, Don Rickles and Lucille Ball — are members of S…

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Penske Media Corporation
TMZ

Spotify Yanks Several Comedians' Albums After Impasse Over Royalties

Multiple comedians now have way less comedy albums on Spotify than they did last month -- all because the streaming giant doesn't wanna fork over extra royalties they're asking for. Spotify yanked several albums from dozens of high-profile…

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:AT&T
The Verge

Spotify removes popular comedians’ content over royalties dispute

Spotify has pulled the works of some of the most popular comedians, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish, John Mulaney, and Jim Gaffigan due to a royalties dispute. First reported by The Wall Street Journal, a number of high-profile entertainers are pursuing royalty payments for their jokes when they’re played on the radio, as well as on services like Spotify, Pandora, YouTube, and SiriusXM. After failed negotiations with Spoken Giants, Spotify…

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:Vox Media

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