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US: Universal denies involvement in anticompetitive deals for Apple Music

 |  June 10, 2015

The New York State’s attorney general has posted a letter from Universal Music Group in which it claims that it is not doing anything illegal to prohibit the access of free music services by the consumer. From the letter:

“UMG does not currently have any agreements with Apple Inc. (i) to impede the availability of third-party free or ad-supported music streaming services, or (ii) that limit, restrict, or prevent UMG from licensing its recorded music repertoire to any third- party music streaming service on any terms that UMG may choose. Nor does UMG intend to enter into any such agreements.”

Universal Music Group also points out in the letter that it does not have any deals with Sony Music Entertainment or Warner Music Group to block the availability of music on free and ad-supported services.

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