Attorney Dina LaPolt Keeps the Pressure on Spotify at MIDEM 2019

Attorney Dina LaPolt (photo credit: Billboard/Yuri Hasegawa)

Attorney Dina LaPolt (photo credit: Billboard/Yuri Hasegawa)

Preeminent entertainment attorney, and SONA’s not so secret weapon, Dina LaPolt took the annual MIDEM conference by storm this week with her keynote speech. 

Ms. LaPolt pulled no punches when discussing the recent appeal by Spotify and other streaming services to the Copyright Royalty Board’s (CRB) ruling last year to give songwriters and publishers a long overdue rate increase. Her comments sent the press into high gear in their coverage of the keynote program. So far Billboard, Variety, Music Week, and Musically have carried most of her remarks. To read more click on the links below. 

Billboard – Dina LaPolt Tackles Spotify, Songwriter Rights and Sexism in Spirited MIDEM Talk 

Variety – Attorney Dian LaPolt Slams Spotify, Pandora, Amazon in MIDEM Talk

Music Week – Songwriter Rows, Fan Power and Food Poisoning: Day 2 at MIDEM 2019

Musically – Dina LaPolt gives Spotify a Roasting Over Songwriter Royalties Appeal

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