Apple Music has been investigated
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The authorities of two US states have launched an investigation into the new service Apple Music and several music companies. Officials want to find out if Apple did not force music companies to cooperate illegally, and if there are signs of collusion between companies, Kommersant writes . Note that the investigation was launched immediately after the launch of the service.
Apple Music was launched on June 8, and almost immediately in Connecticut and New York, an investigation was launched into the circumstances of the launch of the service. “Competition has recently led to the emergence of ever new ways in which consumers listen to music. In order to preserve these emerging benefits, it is important to continue to take measures to ensure market development in conditions of freedom from collusion and other practices that violate the principle of free competition, ”said Eric Schneiderman, Attorney General of New York.
Connecticut attorney general George Jespen says his own agency “is“ working with the New York authorities to investigate suspected antitrust violations of streaming music. ”One company, Universal Music Group, has already received a request from the authorities. Apple declined to comment on the situation.