Registration, User ID & Passwords


  1. How do I register through the Claims Website to file a claim?

    You can register to submit a claim for yourself through the Claims Webpage by directly entering musical works on a work by work basis as “Individual Works” or upload many works at one time as “Bulk Works”. You can also file claims as agent on behalf of any number of Registered Copyright Owners (RCO) as a “Third Party Filer”.

    Before you start the registration and claim filing process, take a moment to review your filing options and decide how you would like to proceed.

    • Standard Filer – Individual Works. File for yourself by directly entering musical works on a work-by-work basis as “Individual Works” through the Claims Webpage. You will enter your copyright registration information and search through the Spotify Track Database to select the Spotify tracks embodying your musical works. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Standard Filer – Individual Works, click here.
    • Standard Filer - Bulk Works. File for yourself by using the ‘file in bulk’ process. This allows you to register through the Claims Webpage, provide your contact information, and upload a spreadsheet with your musical work information instead of submitting your individual works separately. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Standard Filer- Bulk Works, click here.
    • Third Party Filer – Individual Works. File on behalf of Registered Copyright Owners (RCOs) through the Claims Webpage. You will enter contact information for each RCO and search through the Spotify Track Database to select the Spotify tracks embodied with each of the RCO’s musical works. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Third Party Filer – Individual Works, click here.
    • Third Party Filer - Bulk Works. File on behalf of RCOs using the ‘file in bulk’ process. You will enter contact information for each RCO and upload a spreadsheet with musical work information for each RCO. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Third Party Filer- Bulk works, click here.

    HELPFUL HINTS:

    • If you have more than twenty musical works, it is recommended that you use the ‘file in bulk’ process.
    • Use the Settlement Claims Facilitator Portal prior to registration.

    It is very important to note that you must provide the copyright registration number for every musical work you intend to claim as well as the Spotify Track ID for each Spotify track embodying the corresponding musical work. If you do not have this information, Class Counsel strongly recommends that you visit the Royalty Review Council (RRC) portal at www.songclaims.com.

    Royalty Review Council (“RRC”) is the third-party service provider retained by Class Counsel to act as the Settlement Claim Facilitator to assist Class Members with the completion and submission of a Claim Form.

    Through the Settlement Claim Facilitator Webpage (“Portal”) developed by RRC, you can locate and identify tracks embodying works that were made available on Spotify’s service during the Class Period. You will also be able to search the US Copyright Office database to obtain the copyright registration numbers for those works needed to submit a claim.

    You can access the Portal at www.songclaims.com.

    Class Counsel strongly encourages you to utilize the Portal since it can greatly assist you in submitting a claim. You can compile and download the track and copyright information you need for your claim online through the Portal, and export a spreadsheet to upload with your claim back on this Settlement Claims Webpage.

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  2. What is a Standard Filer?

    A Standard Filer is someone who is filing his or her own claim. In other words, no one else is filing a claim on his or her behalf. A Standard Filer is also a Registered Copyright Owner. If you are a Registered Copyright Owner and intend to file a claim for yourself, you can follow the step-by-step instructions below.

    To file works individually on a work-by-work basis:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.

    To file works in bulk by uploading a completed spreadsheet with all required musical work and track information:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.
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  3. What is a Third-Party Filer?

    A Third-Party Filer is someone who is filing a claim on behalf of one or multiple Registered Copyright Owners. A Third-Party Filer must enter contact information for each RCO regardless of whether they file works individually or in bulk.

    To file works individually on a work-by-work basis:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.

    To file works in bulk by uploading a completed spreadsheet with all required musical work and track information:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.

    Third Party filers must also provide proof of authority to file on behalf of the RCO. To download a preformatted Proof of Authority Form, click here.

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  4. Forgot your User ID?

    You should have received a confirmation email when you initially registered through the Claims Webpage. If you are still unable to locate your User ID, please email info@spotifypublishingsettlement.com with the Email Address, First Name and Last Name that you used to register and include the Claimant Name associated with the Claims Webpage registration.

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  5. Forgot your Password?

    If you forgot your password, you will need to email the Settlement Administrator at info@spotifypublishingsettlement.com.

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  6. How do I reset my Password?

    You can reset your password after logging into your account. Follow the instructions below, if you forgot your password and cannot login to your account, see FAQ 5.

    1. Click Submit a Claim, then click "Start Your Claim".

      Start Claim

    2. Enter your User ID and Password, and verify you are not a robot. Then click "Login".

      Login

    3. Click "Edit Account".

      Edit

    4. Enter a new Password, Confirm the new password and email address then click " Save". If left blank your password will remain the same.

      Save

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Claim Submission


  1. How do I file a claim as a new user?

    Before you start the registration and claim filing process, take a moment to review your filing options and decide how you would like to proceed.

    • Standard Filer – Individual Works. File for yourself by directly entering musical works on a work-by-work basis as “Individual Works” through the Claims Webpage. You will enter your copyright registration information and search through the Spotify Track Database to select the Spotify tracks embodying your musical works. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Standard Filer – Individual Works, click here.
    • Standard Filer - Bulk Works. File for yourself by using the ‘file in bulk’ process. This allows you to register through the Claims Webpage, provide your contact information, and upload a spreadsheet with your musical work information instead of submitting your individual works separately. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Standard Filer- Bulk Works, click here.
    • Third Party Filer – Individual Works. File on behalf of Registered Copyright Owners (RCOs) through the Claims Webpage. You will enter contact information for each RCO and search through the Spotify Track Database to select the Spotify tracks embodied with each of the RCO’s musical works. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Third Party Filer – Individual Works, click here.
    • Third Party Filer - Bulk Works. File on behalf of RCOs using the ‘file in bulk’ process. You will enter contact information for each RCO and upload a spreadsheet with musical work information for each RCO. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Third Party Filer- Bulk works, click here.
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  2. How do I file for works individually as a Standard Filer?

    Standard Filer – Individual Works. File for yourself by directly entering musical works on a work-by-work basis as “Individual Works” through the Claims Webpage. You will enter your copyright registration information and search through the Spotify Track Database to select the Spotify tracks embodying your musical works.

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.
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  3. How do I file for works in bulk as a Standard Filer?

    Standard Filer - Bulk Works. File for yourself by using the ‘file in bulk’ process. This allows you to register through the Claims Webpage, provide your contact information, and upload a spreadsheet with your musical work information instead of submitting your individual works separately.

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.
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  4. How do I file for works individually as a Third-Party Filer (on behalf of one or multiple Registered Copyright Owners)?

    To file works individually on a work-by-work basis:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.

    Third Party filers must also provide proof of authority to file on behalf of the RCO. To download a preformatted Proof of Authority Form, click here.

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  5. How do I file works in bulk as a Third-Party Filer (on behalf of one or multiple Registered Copyright Owners)?

    To file works in bulk by uploading a completed spreadsheet with all required musical work and track information:

    • If you have already created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download filing instructions here.
    • If you have not yet created a User ID and Password through the Claims Webpage, download the instructions here.

    Third Party filers must also provide proof of authority to file on behalf of the RCO. To download a preformatted Proof of Authority Form, click here.

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  6. I am a Third-Party Filer. How do I add a new claim for a new Registered Copyright Owner?
    1. Login to your account as an Existing user.

    2. Click on the "Start New Claim" button.

      Start Claim

    3. Proceed to enter all contact and musical work information for the new Registered Copyright Owner.

    If you are filing works in bulk, follow the instructions here.

    If you are filing works individually on a work by work basis, follow the instructions here.

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  7. How do I review a summary of my claims?

    At any time after you are logged in, you may click on your profile dropdown as shown in the below figure. Select "Claim Summary" to go to your claim summary page.

    Claim Summary

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  8. How do I edit a musical work/track or add another musical work/track for a submitted claim?

    If you filed in bulk and wish to edit your submitted file, you must send your request, along with the Claim Confirmation ID, the first and last name of the Registered Copyright Owner, the title of the musical work, and the copyright registration number included in each claim to info@spotifypublishingsettlement.com. Your replacement bulk file can be attached to the email as a spreadsheet in the same format as the originally submitted file.

    You can only add/edit submitted claims if you filed works individually on a work by work basis through the Claims Webpage following the directions below.

    1. Login as an Existing User.

    2. Click on the pencil icon to edit/add works to an existing claim. If you are a Third-Party Filer, make sure you are selecting the icon for the Registered Copyright Owner’s claim you wish to edit.

      Edit Claim

    3. You can edit your musical work/track, or add a new work

      • To edit the work or edit tracks, click on one of the buttons circled in red.

      • To add a new work for this Registered Copyright Owner, click the Add New Work button circled in blue.

        Edit Work

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  9. How do I rescind a claim that has already been submitted?

    Send your request, along with the Claim Confirmation ID, the first and last name of the Registered Copyright Owner, the title of the musical work, and the copyright registration number included in each claim to info@spotifypublishingsettlement.com.

    You can also submit this request to the Settlement Administrator by mail to the address below. Your request must be postmarked no later than December 11, 2019.

    Ferrick v. Spotify
    c/o Epiq
    P.O. Box 3560
    Portland, OR 97208-3560

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  10. How do I update a spreadsheet once it has been submitted?

    You can only submit one spreadsheet per Registered Copyright Owner. To replace your prior submission with an updated spreadsheet, you must email the Settlement Administrator at info@spotifypublishingsettlement.com.

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Musical Work Questions


  1. What is a Copyright Registration Number?

    The Copyright Registration Number is a unique 12 character alphanumeric code generated by the US Copyright Office for each copyrighted musical work registered with the US Copyright Office.

    When entering online, omit spaces and hyphens when typing your Copyright Registration Number and add leading zeros to the numeric portion of the registration number if needed. For example:

    • VAu-999-999 = vau000999999
    • SR-999-999 = sr0000999999
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  2. Can I search for Spotify Tracks by using my Copyright Registration Number (CRN)?

    There is no website or database with the ability to search for Spotify Tracks embodying a musical work by entering a Copyright Registration Number. It is the responsibility of the claimant to identify which tracks, if any, embody your musical composition and were made available for interactive streaming and/or limited downloading without a license between December 28, 2012 and June 29,2017. It is very important to note that you must provide the copyright registration number for every musical work you intend to claim as well as the Spotify Track ID for each Spotify track embodying the corresponding musical work.

    The terms of the court-approved Settlement Agreement dictate the claiming process and procedures. Per the terms of the Settlement Agreement, to be eligible for a payment from the Net Settlement Fund, members of the Settlement Class must fully complete and timely submit a valid claim form to the Settlement Administrator.

    To complete the claim form, Settlement Class members must provide some information about themselves, such as their names and contact information, and about relevant musical compositions (i.e., those that were made available by Spotify for interactive streaming and/or limited downloads between December 28, 2012 and June 29, 2017, for which you contend that Spotify did not have a license). The required information includes the copyright registration number for each musical composition and the track identifier for each recording of that composition streamed by Spotify. Spotify has assembled a track database to facilitate the submission of claim forms by Settlement Class Members.

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  3. What is a Copyrighted Musical Work?

    A Copyrighted Musical Work is a musical composition for which a certificate of registration has been issued by the US Copyright Office.

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  4. Who is a Registered Copyright Owner (RCO)?

    A Registered Copyright Owner is a person who owns copyrights in one or more musical compositions for which a certificate of registration has been issued for through the US Copyright Office.

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  5. What is a Spotify Track ID?

    This is the unique alphanumeric identifier assigned by Spotify to each song available for interactive streaming and/or limited download through its website.

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  6. Where do I search for Spotify Tracks that may embody my copyrighted musical works?

    When using the Claims Webpage to submit claims for individual works, you can search through the Spotify Track Database after you have created your username and password, provided your contact information, and entered the required information for your musical work (copyright registration number, title of the musical work, and ownership share).

    Once you have provided this information, you will be able to search through the Spotify Track Database which contains all tracks made available for streaming during the Class Period. You can search for a work by entering information into at least one of the search fields (for example, “Song Title”). If your initial search renders more than 250 results, you may want to narrow your search by adding entries in more than one field (for example, “Song Title” and “Artist”). If your search is not rendering any results, try broadening your search.

    Helpful Hint: You can sort results of your search by clicking on the triangle arrows next to each header of the search results columns

    Sort Results

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  7. What is a Spotify Track?

    For purposes of this Settlement, a Spotify Track is a distinct sound recording that was reproduced and distributed through interactive streaming and/or limited downloads by Spotify during the Class Period.

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  8. What is an ISRC?

    ISRC is shorthand for “International Standard Recording Code”. It is the international identification system for sound recordings and music video recordings. Each ISRC is a unique and permanent identifier for a specific recording, which is assigned as its digital fingerprint.

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Request Track Information


  1. How do I Request Track Information?

    To utilize this process, you are required to provide either a Spotify Track ID or an International Sound Recording Code (ISRC) embodying a Claimed Musical Work. If you do not have this information, you will not be able to request track information through this process. If you have this information, please follow the step-by-step instructions here.

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  2. How do I file a claim after receiving a returned Request Track Information from the Settlement Administrator?

    For step-by-step instructions on how to file your works in bulk after receiving an export file from the Settlement Administrator, for Standard Filers click here, and for Third-Party Filers click here.

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Settlement Claim Facilitator


  1. What is a Settlement Claim Facilitator?

    The Royalty Review Council (“RRC”) is the third-party service provider retained by Class Counsel to act as the Settlement Claim Facilitator to assist Class Members with the completion and submission of a Claim Form.

    Through the Settlement Claim Facilitator Webpage (“Portal”) developed by RRC, you can locate and identify tracks embodying works that were made available on Spotify’s service during the Class Period. You will also be able to search the US Copyright Office database to obtain the copyright registration numbers for those works needed to submit a claim.

    You can access the Portal at www.songclaims.com.

    Class Counsel strongly encourages you to utilize the Portal since it can greatly assist you in submitting a claim. You can compile and download the track and copyright information you need for your claim online through the Portal, and export a spreadsheet to upload with your claim back on this Settlement Claims Webpage.

    It is very important to note that you must provide the copyright registration number for every musical work you intend to claim. If you do not have this information, Class Counsel strongly recommends that you visit the Royalty Review Council (RRC) portal at www.songclaims.com.

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  2. What is the Royalty Review Council (RRC)?

    The Royalty Review Council (“RRC”) is the third-party service provider retained by Class Counsel to act as the Settlement Claim Facilitator to assist Class Members with the completion and submission of a Claim Form.

    Through the Settlement Claim Facilitator Webpage (“Portal”) developed by RRC, you can locate and identify tracks embodying works that were made available on Spotify’s service during the Class Period. You will also be able to search the US Copyright Office database to obtain the copyright registration numbers for those works needed to submit a claim.

    You can access the Portal at www.songclaims.com.

    Class Counsel strongly encourages you to utilize the Portal since it can greatly assist you in submitting a claim. You can compile and download the track and copyright information you need for your claim online through the Portal, and export a spreadsheet to upload with your claim back on this Settlement Claims Webpage.

    It is very important to note that you must provide the copyright registration number for every musical work you intend to claim. If you do not have this information, Class Counsel strongly recommends that you visit the Royalty Review Council (RRC) portal at www.songclaims.com.

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  3. Why should I use the Settlement Claim Facilitator Webpage?

    The Royalty Review Council (“RRC”) is the third-party service provider retained by Class Counsel to act as the Settlement Claim Facilitator to assist Class Members with the completion and submission of a Claim Form.

    Through the Settlement Claim Facilitator Webpage (“Portal”) developed by RRC, you can locate and identify tracks embodying works that were made available on Spotify’s service during the Class Period. You will also be able to search the US Copyright Office database to obtain the copyright registration numbers for those works needed to submit a claim.

    You can access the Portal at www.songclaims.com.

    Class Counsel strongly encourages you to utilize the Portal since it can greatly assist you in submitting a claim. You can compile and download the track and copyright information you need for your claim online through the Portal, and export a spreadsheet to upload with your claim back on this Settlement Claims Webpage.

    It is very important to note that you must provide the copyright registration number for every musical work you intend to claim. If you do not have this information, Class Counsel strongly recommends that you visit the Royalty Review Council (RRC) portal at www.songclaims.com.

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  4. I have an export file from the RRC Portal, how do I file a claim through the Claims Webpage?

    To file works in bulk by uploading an export spreadsheet from the RRC Portal:

    • Standard Filer - Bulk Works. File for yourself by using the ‘file in bulk’ process. This allows you to register through the Claims Webpage, provide your contact information, and upload a spreadsheet with your musical work information instead of submitting your individual works separately. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Standard Filer - Bulk works, review FAQ 9.
    • Third Party Filer - Bulk Works. File on behalf of RCOs using the ‘file in bulk’ process. You will enter contact information for each RCO and upload a spreadsheet with musical work information for each RCO. For step-by-step instructions on how to submit a claim as a Third Party Filer- Bulk works, review FAQ 11.
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Claimant ID and Control number


  1. I received a postcard in 2017 with a Claimant ID and Control Number. Do I need any of these to file a claim?

    The Claimant ID and Control Numbers printed on the postcard notice mailed in 2017have no bearing on your claim, they were only used to track mailing information. Again, the Claimant ID and Control Numbers are completely unrelated to your claim and have nothing to do with the Claims Webpage.

    Postcards were mailed to the addresses of all registered claimants of copyrights in musical compositions whose addresses appear in electronic records maintained in a digitally searchable format by the U.S. Copyright Office starting in 2008. If you received multiple postcards you may have multiple records with the U.S. Copyright Office.

    Please note, receipt of a postcard simply indicates you registered a copyright in a musical work and does not prove membership in the Settlement Class. In order to be included in the Settlement Class and receive a disbursement from the Net Settlement Fund, you must satisfy three requirements:

    • First, you must be the owner of the copyright in a musical composition.
    • Second, you or someone else must have applied for or received a certificate of registration from the United States Copyright Office on or before June 29, 2017.
    • Third, Spotify must have made that musical composition available for interactive streaming and/or limited downloading without a license between December 28, 2012 and June 29, 2017.

    Not all owners of a copyright in a musical composition will be a part of the Settlement Class. It is the responsibility of the claimant to identify which tracks, if any, embody your musical composition and were made available for interactive streaming and/or limited downloading without a license between December 28, 2012 and June 29, 2017.

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