A List of 500+ Musicians Demanding Better Royalties from Spotify

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Earlier this week, more than 500 musicians and songwriters demanded more royalties from Spotify.  Here’s the complete list.

It’s all part of a huge pushback from one of the largest music publishers in the world.  That publisher is Wixen Music Publishing, and they represent a number of substantial artists, songwriters, and sub-publishers.  None of whom think a $43 million mechanical licensing settlement makes sense.

Here’s the long list of artists refusing to sign onto that settlement.  This list tops out at 500, but also includes sub-publishing entities (who represent a lot more artists).

Adam Willard

Adria K Music LLC

Adriel Harris

Aimee Allen

Alan Bernstein Trust

Alex Woodard

Alexander Kantner

Alexander Vojdani

Allen Hinds

Amy McDonald (Amy Holland)

Andrew Bird

Andy Kaulkin

Arnel Pineda

Auguste Arthur Bondy

Bar None Music, Inc.

Benjamin M. Tench

Bernard Larsen

Bernie Chiaravalle

Bernita Walker

Bestream Ltd.

Big Legal Mess, LLC

Bobby Whiteside

Bomp Records LLC

Brad Gillis

Brandon Marx

Brenda Johnson Fisher

Brian Bell

Brian Macleod

Brian Tichy

Brock Walsh

Broken Arrow Music Corporation

Broken Fiddle Music Inc.

Brother Publishing Company

Bruce Gaitsch

Bruce Licher

Bruce Willis

Bryce Soderberg

Camilla McGuinn

Carson Chamberlain

Cary Ann Hearst

Chandra Rankin

Charles Auerbach

Charles Kentis

Charles Lloyd

Charles Kentis

Charles Lloyd

Charles McCormick

Charles Mose Brown Beneficiary’s Trust

Charlie Terrell

Cheryl D. Henry

Chris Botti

Chris Darrow

Chris Goss

Cindy Lee Berryhill

Claudia Carr Levy

Clint Black

Clyde “Skip” Battin

Clyde M. Lieberman

Colm O’Ciosoig

Compound One

Constance Brown

Cory Chisel

Craig Epstein

Bradley Epstein

Craig Luckin

D. Mch, Inc.

Damon Hennessey

Robert Lebourdais

Lars Gustafsson

Dan Auerbach

Dan Robert Allshouse

Dancing Cat Productions, Inc.

Daniel Benjamin Clarke

Darlingside, LLC

Darren Reed

Daniel Benjamin Clarke

Darren Reed

Davey Chegwidden

David Andrew Hause

David Cassidy

David E. Peterson

David Ferguson

David Goolkasian

Scott Fitts IV

Josh Hager

David James Palmer

David Joseph Nolte

David Lindley

David Rawlings

David Roback

David Wilder

Dax Riggs

Deen Castronovo

Dennis Deyoung

Dennis Herring

Dillon O Brian

Dindi Music Co.

Dmch Inc.

Don Heffington

Don Kirkpatrick

Don Pfrimmer

Donald Fagen

Donald Fisher

Doors Music Company LLC

Doug Clifford

Druidcrest Ltd.

Dustin Kensrue

Dyad Music Ltd.

Dylan Mcdonald

Earl E. Mcgrath Estate

Edgy Lee

Elizabeth Carroll

Elizabeth Hawkins

Emergent Music Marketing, Inc.

Emerson Swimford

Emil Radocchia

Eric Mesinger

Ernest James Watts

Estate Of Mark Tulin

Estate Of James Lowe

Estate Of Carl Wilson

Estate Of Eugene B. Mcdaniels

Estate Of Stevie Ray Vaughan

Estate Of Wayman Tisdale

Evelyn Shriver

Arlyne Medann

Fantality Corp.

Fermata Do Brasil

Fiona Schenkelberg

Fisher Music Inc.

Francis Healy

Andy Dunlop

Neil Primrose

Dougie Payne

Travis

Frank Sampedro

Frederick L. Beauregard

Fredric Taccone

Fritz Lewak

Gary Gold

Gary Moon

Gene Parsons

Geoffrey Brillhart Leib (pka Jeff Paris)

George Benson

George M Hawkins Jr.

George Winston

Gerald Mccauley

Gillian Welch

Gerald McCauley

Gold Hill Music, Inc.

Grace Slick

Gregg Rolie

Gregory Di Giovine

Guerrilla Tours Inc.

Guy Allison Steiner

H20 Inc.

Hard Work Distribution, Inc.

Harry Garfield

Heather Porcaro

Henry Garza

Jojo Garza

Ringo Garza

Holly Near

Homewood House Music

Hope Sandoval

Howard Hewett

I Want To Go Where The Action Is Music

IQ Music Ltd.

J Swanson

Jack Grishman

Jacob Aaron Smith

Jacob Bunton

Jacob Kiley

Jacobs Ladder Music Ltd.

Jake Shimabukuro

James H. Prescott

James House

James King

James Quine

James Raymond

James Thackery

James Trombly

James V. Young

Janeiro Music Co.

Janet Minto

Pam Barlow

Janey Clewer

Jason Cruz

Jason Krause

Jason R Scheff

Jason Truby

Jason Vasquez

Jason Yates

Jay Landers

Jeanene Van Zandt

Jeff Martin

Jeffrey Clemens

Jeffrey Victor Watson

Jeffrey Young

Jennifer Hamady

Jeremy Ruzumna

Jesse Harms

Jill Arreguin

Jill Stump And Tipa Sparrs

Jim Basnight

Jim Doyle

Jim Guerinot

Jim Keltner

Jim Lang

Jim Lindberg

Jimmie Vaughan

Jinsoo Lim

Joe Lynn Turner

Joe Osborn

Joe Randall Simmons

John Konesky

John Lee Hooker Family Limited Partnership

John M. Wicks

John Mcfee

John Prine

John R Lang

John R. Hermann

John Simon

John Townes Van Zandt

Jon Nichols

Jon Wickersham

Jonathan Cain

Jonathan Richman

Jordan Avesar

Jordan Lieberman

Jorge Calderon

Jorge Corante

Jorma Kaukonen

Joseph Arthur

Joseph Doherty

Joe Rimicci

Jarrod Thornton

Brian Preiss

Joseph Karnes

Joseph O Holmes III

Josh Freese

Josh Ramos

Joshua Grange

Joshua Lopez

Jude Cole

Judith A. Parsons

Kate Knudsen

Katie Belle Van Zandt

Kaveh Rastegar

Ken Wiley

Kenny Rogers

Kevin Bivona

Kevin McCormick

Kevin Wells

Kevin Wommack

Kim Fowley

Kim Gaarde

Kirk Kelly

Kristian Hoffman

Kristopher Roe

Kurt Stevenson

Lara Johnston

Lars Frederiksen

Lee Quintana

Len Freedman Music, Inc.

Les Falconer

Libby Fagen

Lpanema Music Corp.

Lucas Marx

Luis Conte

Luke Paquin

Maggie Louie

Maggie Mayall

Mark Leggett

Mark Schatzkamer

Mark Vieha

Marko Glogolja

Martin Gross

Marty Stuart

Mary Beth Chapman

Mass Confusion Productions Inc.

Matthew Brann

Matthew E. Langlois

Matthew Kronish

Mean Streak Music

Megan Keely

Merlo Podlewski

Mervyn Warren

Michael Baker

Michael Carabello

Michael Chavarino

Michael Hansen

Michael John Burkett

Michael Lee Aday

Michael McDonald

Michael Natter

Nancy Natter

Michael Norman Money

Michael Roche

Michael Scafuto

Michael Shrieve

Michael Stinson

Michael Trent Robinson

Michelle Seely

Milton Sahme

Misty Music AB

Mockingbird Blues Publishing, Ltd.

Monona Music, LLC

Nancy Kravitz

Sarah Gillespie

Laura Brennan

Lynda Vladimiroff

Nathalie Chatman

Neal Schon

Neale Heywood

Neil Young

Nichion, Inc.

Nicholas Piscitello

Nina Rawls

Noelle Scaggs

Otis Rush Music Inc.

Parker Millsap

Pat Regan

Patricia Day

Patrick Carney

Patrick Wilson

Patrick Winningham

Paul Freeman

Paul Gilbert

Paul Ill

Paul Landry

Pegi Young

Positron Productions, Inc.

Pretorious Publishing

Pure Love Music

Ralph Covert

Rancid Music

Randall Marsh

Randy Waldman

Raul Malo

Ray Gilbert Publishing Corp.

Rhiannon G. Laffan

Richard Lynn Phillips

Rick Anthony Dejesus

Rick Eckstein

Rick Nielsen

Robin Zander

Brad Carlson

Tom Petersson

Cheap Trick

Rick Whitfield

Rickie Lee Jones

Ride Music LLP

Rio Cali Music Co.

Rivers Cuomo

Rob Aston

Rob Werthner

Robert Cray

Robert J. Ramos

Robert Kraft

Robert Lamm

Robert Logan Reynolds III

Robert Thiele

Robert Zakaryan

Robin Zander

Rockmasters International Network, Inc.

Roger Matthew Freeman

Roger McGuinn

Ronald David Mael

Russell Craig Mael

Sparks

Ross Valory

Ruth Fleury

Ryland Cooder

Sarah Kim

Scott Radinsky

Scott Shriner

Scott Thurston

Scotty Morris

Seabreeze Music Ltd.

Sean Greaves

Sebastian Arocha Morton

Sebastian Haimerl

Severin Browne

Shae Jones

Shana Morrison

Sharon Robinson

Sheldon Ganz

Sid Hillman

Silent Tribunal LLC

Songsmiths Company LLC

Sophie B Hawkins

Stan Lynch III

Starfaith, LLC

Stephanie L Nicks

Stephen Morrison

Stephen Perry

Stephen Stills

Steve Bays

Paul Hawley

Steve Gillette

Steve Jennings

Steve Lindsey

Steve Porcaro

Steve Walsh

Steve Jennings

Steve Porcaro

Steven Lee Lukather

Strictly Confidential

Stu Cook

Stygian Songs Inc.

Sue Shifrin

Sumner Erickson As Legal Guardian For Roger K. Erickson

Susan Hartnett

Susan Nadler

Evelyn Shriver

Suzy Shaw

Ted Fields

Tempchin Family Trust

(Of… The Eagles)

Terry Brock

Terry Evans

The Bono Collection Trust

The Inshallah Trust

The Estate Of J. Fred Coots

The Estate Of Joseph B. Higgss

The Helene C. Hemminger Trust

The Poor Music Company Limited

The Ray & Wyn Ritchie Evans Foundation

Thomas Leadon

Thrice

Tim Armstrong

Tim Commerford

Tim Hause

Todd Snider

Tom Campbell

Tom Dyer

Tom Johnston

Tom Petty

Tom Rothrock

Tommy Shaw

Tony Brock

Tony Gilkyson

Trevor Stafford

Trini Lopez

Trt Productions, Inc.

Tummy Touch Records LLC

Vital Info Inc.

Walter Stocker

Weedhigh Nightmare Music Partnership

Wheelhouse Music Publishing LLC

William Eric Evankovich

William Greer

William Van Zandt

Wixen Music Pub Ret Trust

Wixen Music Publishing, Inc.

Wixen Music Uk Ltd.

Wooden Nickel Music, Inc.

Yuggoth Music

Zachary Gabbard

Zack De La Rocha

Tom Morello

Tim Commerford

Brad Wilk

Rage Against The Machine

Zakiya Hooker

Ollan Bell

…and here’s the ‘Exhibit’ A itself.

4 Responses

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    Robert Simmons IV

    Every time an editor or writer writes these kind of articles the focus is always on these bullshit main stream artist as if though independent artist and record labels don’t exist. What the fuck? The smaller guys demand the same thing as the big guys. Everybody is created equal and it’s one word “MUSIC.”

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      Anonymous

      The big names get the article clicks. Though by that logic, it looks like there are a few names on here that weren’t bolded that perhaps should’ve been bolded. Like Doors Music Company LLC. Who ever heard of a band called The Doors?

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    Will Buckley

    Don’t sign a letter. On the same day pull your music. That’ll get their attention.

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    Bob

    Want more money? Make better music.

    In the old days one radio play made fractions of a penny per listener. It is no different now except that more whiny artists have a voice.