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EC probes contracts as Apple prepares streaming service

Thursday 2 April 2015 | 12:56 CET | News
The European Commission has started gathering information about contracts signed between Apple and music labels and digital music companies, ahead of Apple's planned launch of its own music streaming service this summer, the Financial Times reported. The commission, which has also contacted Apple's music-streaming competition, is said to be concerned that the company will use its size, relationships and influence to persuade labels to abandon free, ad-supported services such as Spotify, which depend on licenses with music companies for their catalogues. The launch will put Apple into

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Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / Deezer / European Commission / European Commission / Google / Spotify
Countries: Europe / World
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