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 settlement Claim Form or Royalty 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 here.
The deadline to submit a settlement Claim Form for musical compositions that Spotify made available for interactive streaming and/or downloading between December 28, 2012 and June 29, 2017 elapsed on December 11, 2019. If you previously submitted a timely Valid Claim Form for payment from the Settlement Fund, you will automatically be enrolled in the Future Royalty Payments Program with respect to the tracks you validly claimed that embody your Claimed Musical Works. If so, you do not need to submit a Royalty Claim Form to receive mechanical royalties for those tracks. However, you may submit a Royalty Claim Form if you wish to identify additional tracks embodying your musical works in order to receive mechanical royalties for those tracks. In addition, Settlement Class Members who did not submit a Valid Claim Form for payment from the Settlement Fund are eligible to participate in the Future Royalty Payments Program.
Per the terms of the Settlement Agreement, the Future Royalty Payments Program Website became operational on March 25, 2020. The online Royalty Claim Form is available here. Paper Royalty Claim Forms are also available for download here.
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.