Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Apple Music and Labels Investigated in 2 States - NYTimes.com

tbd what percentage of Spotify's latest round will be allocated to legal fees

"While Apple was preparing a splashy introduction for a new service that would stream music over the Internet for a fee, the attorneys general of New York and Connecticut were quietly investigating the Silicon Valley giant’s negotiations with music companies in search of potential antitrust violations.

The attorneys general wanted to know whether Apple pressured the music labels — or whether the labels conspired with Apple and one another — to withdraw support for popular “freemium” services offered by companies like Spotify in favor of Apple’s paid music subscriptions."
Apple Music and Labels Investigated in 2 States - NYTimes.com
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