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US: Apple attracts DOJ’s attention by targeting Spotify

 |  May 4, 2015

According to The Verge, the U.S. Justice Department is keeping a close watch on Apple’s negotiating tactics regarding its upcoming music-streaming service.

Citing anonymous sources, the blog said Apple wants music labels to put an end to Spotify’s free, ad-supported music tier (something Universal Music Group is also allegedly pursuing). At this point, Spotify has more than 60 million users, but only 15 million subscribe to paid tiers.

That, the blog said, has attracted regulators’ attention. “DOJ officials have already interviewed high-ranking music industry executives about Apple’s business habits,” The Verge said.


Full content: The Verge

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