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FTC probing Apple's Beats Music plans - report

Wednesday 6 May 2015 | 10:34 CET | News
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has launched an investigation into Apple's forthcoming relaunch of the Beats Music streaming service, according to unnamed sources cited by Bloomberg. The FTC's probe is focusing on Apple's deals with record labels, said the sources, above all whether the company is using its position as the largest seller of music downloads via iTunes to secure limited exclusive rights to music and partnerships. Apple's dominance of music sales, coupled with exclusive deals with over a dozen artists including Florence and the Machine, could put rivals such as Spotify at a

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Companies: Apple / European Commission / Spotify
Countries: World
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