Judge Denies Spotify’s Early Motion For Summary Judgement Against Kobalt In Eminem Publisher Legal Battle

A federal judge has officially denied Spotify’s early motion for summary judgement against Kobalt as part of a long-running legal battle centering on allegedly unpaid royalties for billions of Eminem streams.

This most recent development in the years-old courtroom confrontation arrives about two months after the presiding judge confirmed that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek would have to face an up to three-hour-long remote deposition.

More broadly, the underlying lawsuit initiated back in August of 2019, when Eminem publisher Eight Mile Style formally accused the Stockholm-based streaming service of infringing upon 243 of the rapper’s compositions and failing to pay the mentioned royalties.