Spotify USA Inc. (Spotify)

This page provides information on transfers of accrued unmatched royalties (“Transfers”) by Digital Service Providers to The MLC pursuant to the Music Modernization Act (“MMA”), 17 U.S.C. 115(d)(10)(B)(iv)(III)(aa).  This provision of the MMA requires DSPs to transfer to the MLC by February 15, 2021 all accrued royalties for unmatched uses of musical works that occurred prior to January 1, 2021 as one of the conditions of eligibility for a specified limitation on liability for prior infringements.  The MLC is required under the MMA to engage in diligent efforts to publicize any Transfers made by a DSP throughout the music industry. 
 
DSPs that transfer accrued unmatched royalties must certify the accuracy of all of the data they deliver to The MLC. The MLC’s acceptance of Transfers, or posting of information on Transfers, does not constitute certification or approval by The MLC of the accuracy of any information accompanying any Transfer, the validity of any certification, or the eligibility of any DSP to make a Transfer or to obtain a limitation on liability.  Finally, The MLC’s posting of that information in this section of our website does not constitute a representation or confirmation of any kind that a DSP has met the legal requirements necessary to obtain a limitation on liability under the MMA for any prior infringing uses.
 
If you have any questions about the information displayed below please contact the DSP directly. 

DSP Name Storefront Service Configuration Usage Start Date Usage End Date Date Received by The MLC Total Unmatched Royalties Reported Total Unmatched Royalties Transferred
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S1:basic-desktop July 1, 2011 December 31, 2020 February 11, 2021 $96,201.70 $18,549.32
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S3:premium July 1, 2011 December 31, 2020 February 11, 2021 $126,992,025.80 $105,319,349.31
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S3A:bundle January 1, 2018 October 31, 2020 February 11, 2021 $19,797,424.00 $19,797,424.02
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S3A:premium May 1, 2014 April 30, 2015 February 11, 2021 $3,197,673.48 $145,852.98
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S3B:sprint May 1, 2014 March 31, 2015 February 11, 2021 $127,124.81 $5,798.45
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S4:bundle November 1, 2020 December 31, 2020 February 11, 2021 $1,788,099.94 1,788,099.94
Spotify USA Inc. Spotify  S5:free July 1, 2011 December 31, 2020 February 11, 2021 $30,254,546.12 $25,150,965.18
Total           $182,253,095.85 $152,226,039.20

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