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In re Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords

In In re Determination of Rates and Terms for Making and Distributing Phonorecords, provided written and deposition testimony on behalf of Spotify USA Inc. regarding royalty payments under Section 115 of the Copyright Act. Used economic concepts such as welfare maximization and equitable distribution of the gains from trade, including a calculation of Shapley values, to align the royalty rate with the statutory objectives for reasonable terms and rates under which these royalties are set. Provided analysis of an appropriateness range for royalty rates and of the effects of proposed royalty structures.

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