Musician David Lowery has filed a class action lawsuit against Spotify, claiming the streaming service knowingly distributes copyrighted content, Billboard reports. Lowery is seeking at least $150 million in damages for the illegal distribution of several of his songs.
Lowery’s complaint alleges Spotify causes “substantial harm and injury to the copyright holders” by intentionally failing to obtain the proper licenses for the reproduction and distribution of copyrighted compositions, Billboard reports. In the complaint, Lowery says Spotify has illegally duplicated or hosted several songs by his band Cracker, including “King of Bakersfield,” “Almond Grove,” and “Tonight I Cross the Border,” according to Billboard. Lowery will represent a proposed group of over 100 members who share his frustrations with the service.