The new Apple streaming service is getting more interesting by the second. According to an article in the Guardian – they are now being investigated for anti competitive behaviour. Could we be experiencing a similar situation to the ‘payola’ situation from decades ago – where the power of large corporations are attempting to lever the content we hear – and in the case of Apple – how we hear it?
“We understand that the investigation concerns whether participants in the music industry are seeking to act collusively to restrain competition among music streaming services, in particular, by working together to suppress the availability to consumers of free, advertising-supported, on-demand music streaming or similar services, such as those offered by Spotify and YouTube,” said Universal’s head antitrust lawyer, Eric J. Stock, in the letter.
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Apple Music talks investigated for potential anti-competitive behaviour | Technology | The Guardian.