Settlement Structure: Claims Made
Closed Settlement Statement:
According to court documents, the claim submission deadline has passed. Please contact the claims administrator if you have any questions.Case Summary:
Rhapsody International is settling a class action alleging that it violated the rights of certain music copyright holders. The complaint alleged that the company reproduced and distributed copyrighted music to its users via its music streaming service despite not having the licenses to do so.Docket Number:
Company: Rhapsody International Inc.
Filing Deadline: December 31, 2019
Class Period: March 7, 2013 to March 21, 2019
Objection Deadline: July 5, 2019
Exclusion Deadline: July 5, 2019
Final Approval Hearing: March 13, 2020Proof of Purchase:
The claim form asks for things like registration numbers and dates, ISRC numbers, publishing companies, and so on.Eligibility:
You may be eligible if you own mechanically distributed or reproduced rights in (1) Qualifying Registered Works made available or played on Rhapsody in the US between March 7, 2013 (registered with the Copyright Office on or before March 7, 2016) and March 21, 2019, and (2) Qualifying Unregistered Works that were not registered with the Copyright Office. For further details, see the Notice at http://www.rhapsodynoiclassaction.com/DocumentHandler.ashx?DocPath=/Documents/Rhapsody_Long_Form_Notice_5_2_19_v15.pdf. You are not eligible if you are not a US resident or if you participated in the settlement between Rhapsody and the National Music Publishers Association between October 16, 2017 and December 31, 2017 or are otherwise covered by that settlement.Typical Settlement Amount:
Up to $35 for each Qualified Registered Work played at least once in its entirety. Up to $1 for each Qualified Unregistered Work played more than 24 times in its entirety by someone other than the copyright holder and for which Rhapsody did not have license. Amounts may be reduced pro-rata if total amount claimed exceeds $10,000,000.
Total Settlement Amount: $10,000,000 for claimsClass Representative Proposed Incentive Fee:
Michelman & Robinson LLP
Case Name: Lowery et. al. v. Rhapsody International, Inc. et al.
Settlement Website: Rhapsody International Music Copyright Settlement Website
Heffler Claims Group
Lowery, et al. v. Rhapsody International Inc. Settlement
c/o Heffler Claims Group
PO Box 58232
Philadelphia, PA 19102-8232