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Amid a dispute over royalties and copyrights, audio streaming service Spotify has removed content from hundreds of comedians, including Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish and John Mulaney. wall street journal,

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The comedians are working with the global rights administration company, Spoken Giants, to negotiate royalty payments for composition copyrights for their jokes with streaming services like Spotify, YouTube and Pandora. magazine,

With a deal not yet in place, Spotify told Spoken Giants that the content will be removed the day before Thanksgiving.

When the recording is played on a streaming service like Spotify, Apple or YouTube, comedians are paid a performance fee, but they don’t receive royalties for writing jokes for their songs like songwriters.

Spotify did not respond immediately Businesshala’ requested for comment, but said wall street journal, the company has paid a “significant amount” for comedy content and wants to “continue” to do so.

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