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Spotify reaches deal to improve royalty payments to US publishers

It will put forward to publishers existing pool of money and add compensation fund to it

LISTEN UP: Spotify has faced charges that it pays little attention to ensuring proper payment of royalties, which go both to performers and the often more anonymous songwriters.

New York

SPOTIFY, the leader in the booming streaming industry, on Thursday reached a settlement to improve royalty payments to US music publishers as the company hopes to avoid potentially costly lawsuits.

The National Music Publish-ers' Association, which advocates on behalf of

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