Spotify is asking for money back from publishers after they claimed they overpaid them in 2018.

Spotify said
“According to the new CRB regulations, we overpaid most publishers in 2018. While the appeal of the CRB decision is pending, the rates set by the CRB are current law, and we will abide by them not only for 2018 but also for future years in which the amount paid to publishers is set to increase significantly.”

They continued by saying
“Rather than collect the 2018 overpayment immediately, we have offered to extend the recoupment period through the end of 2019 in order to minimize the impact of the adjustment on publishing companies.