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Apple Says Spotify Wants 'the Benefits of a Free App Without Being Free'

Apple has responded to Spotify's European Commission (EC) complaint. In a press release, the company said that Spotify "seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem ... without making any contributions to that marketplace." It added that the App Store has generated $120 billion for developers while offering users a secure platform, and that Spotify is seeking to side to sidestep the rules that every other app follows. From a report: "Spotify has every right to determine their own bu...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, App Store, Daniel Ek, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Trying To Squeeze Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

UPDATED: Apple has attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stif...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Apple Attacks Spotify For 'Tying To Squeeze... Artists Musicians, Songwriters' As App Dispute Escalates

Apple attacked Spotify for "making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters - even going so far as to take these creators to court." on Thursday in an escalating battle that began over app store fees and practices. In a lengthy and strongly worded statement, Apple pushed back after Spotify filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Eu, EK, European Commission, Streaming, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Songwriters, Bruce Houghton, Copyright Royalty Board


Apple goes for the jugular in a searing response to Spotify’s antitrust complaint

Apple tore into Spotify in response to the music streaming service's EU antitrust complaint. Apple said Spotify wants to keep all the benefits of a free app on the App Store, without being free. The iPhone maker said Spotify "wraps its financial motivations in misleading rhetoric" and its treatment of artists is a "damaging step backwards for the music industry." Spotify did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. Apple has torn into Spotify in a response to the mus...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Eu, App Store, Daniel Ek, Google Apple, US Copyright Royalty Board


Spotify’s Daniel Ek Slams Apple for ‘Anticompetitive’ Practices in Berlin Speech

Spotify CEO and cofounder Daniel Ek doubled down on his company’s criticism of Apple for what it says are “anticompetitive” practices on its app store during a speech Thursday at the International Conference on Competition in Berlin. Spotify filed an official complaint with the European Commission against Apple in Europe on Wednesday, contending that the […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, News, Berlin, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Daniel Ek Slams Apple, Berlin Spotify


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Thursday. Facebook is reportedly under criminal investigation over deals that gave Apple, Amazon, and other companies access to user data. The partnerships, first reported in June, gave those outside companies to data including friend lists, contact information, and even private messages — and not always with the user's consent. Uber is talking to SoftBank and Toyota about a $1 billion investment in its self-driving car business. The de...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify, China, Softbank, US, Trends, Larry Page, Sergey Brin, Toyota, Jack Dorsey, Daniel Ek, Eric Schmidt


Spotify's antitrust complaint poses a 'meaningful risk' to Apple and could undermine the App Store and Apple Music (AAPL)

The antitrust complaint Spotify filed against Apple has merit and could pose a financial risk to Apple, says a note from KeyBanc Capital Markets. Apple's revenue from services like the App Store and Apple Music are more important for the company than ever as iPhone sales have slowed.  The complaint also comes as Apple is expected to debut new services and as Senator Elizabeth Warren has called for the regulation of major tech firms like Apple.  Spotify's antitrust complaint against Apple coul...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Hbo, Elizabeth Warren, Trends, Bloomberg, Netflix, EK, Warren, Silicon Valley, The Wall Street Journal, App Store, Daniel Ek, Cnbc, Apple Music


Spotify Accuses Apple Of Unfair Business Monopoly Practices

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says that if Spotify pays this cut it has to “artificially inflate” its prices “well above the price of Apple Music.” But if it doesn’t pay, Apple applies “a series of technical and experience-limiting restrictions” that make Spotify an inferior experience. Ek also notes that Apple “routinely blocks our experience-enhancing upgrades,” including locking Spotify and other competitors out of Apple services like Siri, HomePod, and Apple Watch. – The Verge
Tags: Apple, Art, Spotify, Music, EK, Daniel Ek, Siri HomePod, 03.13.19


Daily Crunch: Spotify files complaint against Apple

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify files a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over ‘Apple tax’ and restrictive rules Spotify is taking off its gloves in what has up to now been a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war with Apple — it competes against Apple Music but also relies heavily on the company for distribution of its...
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Verizon, Motorola, Twitter, Europe, Media, Microsoft, Minneapolis, Tech, Chicago, Paris, European Commission, Boeing, Daniel Ek, Jakarta


Here's why Spotify is declaring war on Apple and not Google (AAPL)

Spotify wants Europe's competition watchdog to examine Apple for the way it runs the App Store. Spotify has complained that the App Store's 30% tax on in-app subscriptions makes it less competitive than Apple's own streaming service, Apple Music. But the obvious question is why Spotify isn't also going after Google, which also charges a levy for apps on its app store and has a music streaming service. The problem boils down to the fact that Apple won't allow Spotify to advertise that subscript...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Trends, Nintendo, App Store, Daniel Ek, Spotify Apple, Apple Spotify, Google AAPL, App Store Spotify


Apple's 30% app store commission unfair, Spotify claims

Music service files complaint with European commission over subscription ‘tax’Spotify has filed a complaint with European regulators arguing that Apple limits choice and competition in its app store, giving its own music streaming service an unfair advantage over rivals.Apple’s app store is an important distribution platform for Spotify. But Apple takes a 30% commission on all sales made through the app store – including music streaming subscriptions – which Spotify and many other third-party ap...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, Media, Ariana Grande, Digital music and audio, Drake, Daniel Ek, Apple Music


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement On EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple, EU Anti Competition Complaint Against Apple


Spotify files antitrust complaint to EU against Apple

LONDON (AP) — Music site Spotify has complained to European Union regulators about Apple for allegedly abusing its dominant position in music streaming and stifling competition. Spotify founder Daniel Ek said Wednesday that the company has filed a formal complaint with the executive European Commission against Apple. Writing in a blog post , Ek said […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Business, London, News, Eu, European Union, Ap, Nation, EK, European Commission, Daniel Ek, Apple Writing


Spotify Files EU Anti-Trust Complaint Against Apple

Spotify announced Wednesday that it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint is centered on the 30% that Apple charges for in app purchase and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers."   "In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience - essentially acting as both a player and referee to...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, US, Eu, EK, Streaming, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's Statement EU Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple [FULL TEXT]

Spotify it has filed an anti-trust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. The complaint centers on the 30% Apple charges for app store subscriptions and purchases and polices that Spotify CEO Daniel Ek says,"deliberately disadvantage other app developers." The full text of Spotify CEO Daniel Ek's statement: My goal for Spotify is and has always been to reimagine the audio experience by giving consumers the best creativity and innovation we have to offer. For that to be...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Streaming, EC, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Music Business, Music Tech, Apps & Mobile, Bruce Houghton, Apple Apple, European Commission EC, Siri HomePod, EU Anti Trust Complaint Against Apple


Spotify files a complaint against Apple with the European Commission over “Apple tax” and restrictive rules

Spotify is taking its gloves off in what has up to now been a behind-the-scenes tug-of-war with Apple, where it competes against Apple Music but also relies heavily on the company for distribution in its app on iOS devices. Today CEO Daniel Ek announced that his company has filed a complaint against the iPhone giant with the European Commission, over how Apple has “introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience—essenti...
Tags: Apple, Google, TC, Spotify, Tech, Netflix, EK, European Commission, Antitrust, EC, Hulu, Daniel Ek, Gutierrez, Horacio Gutierrez


Spotify Files Complaint Against Apple With the European Commission Over 30% Tax and Restrictive Rules

Spotify today filed a complaint with EU antitrust regulators against Apple, saying the iPhone maker unfairly limits rivals to its own Apple Music streaming service. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek writes in a blog post: In recent years, Apple has introduced rules to the App Store that purposely limit choice and stifle innovation at the expense of the user experience -- essentially acting as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers. After trying unsuccessfully to resolve ...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Tech, Eu, EC, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Apple Apple, Siri HomePod


Spotify files antitrust complaint against Apple over its 'app tax'

Spotify has declared war on Apple over the fees it charges for access to the iPhone App Store in a move that that could have far-reaching consequences for the media and technology industries.   In a formal competition complaint to Brussels, the Swedish music streaming giant 's founder Daniel Ek accused Apple of abusing its dominance of the smartphone market to "deliberately disadvantage" competitors.   The music streaming business has also complained that its service is locked out of Apple d...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, News, Eu, EK, Commission, European Commission, Brussels, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple App Store, The Commission, Horacio Gutierrez, Apple Watch Spotify


Spotify Files Anti-Competition Complaint Against Apple in Europe

Spotify has filed an official complaint against Apple in Europe, contending that Apple unfairly limits choice and competition through the rules of its app store. Spotify founder Daniel Ek outlined the reasons for the complaint in a post on the company’s website Wednesday titled “Consumers and Innovators Win on a Level Playing Field.” “My goal […]
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Europe, News, Global, Daniel Ek


Spotify is going to war with Apple, filing an antitrust complaint over fears it is crushing competitors

Spotify has filed an antitrust complaint against Apple with the European Commission. In an open letter, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek said Apple is acting 'as both a player and referee to deliberately disadvantage other app developers.' He took particular issue with Apple's 30% tax on purchases made through the App Store. Spotify is going to war with Apple after submitting an antitrust complaint with the EU. Spotify CEO Daniel Ek wrote an open letter explaining the reasoning behind the complaint, whi...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Trends, Eu, Netflix, EK, European Commission, Silicon Valley, EC, Jeff Bezos, App Store, Daniel Ek, Apple Music, Apple Apple, European Commission EC


Why Spotify Cares About India And Why it May Not Deliver

Spotify launched in India this week, despite a court action and very public dispute between the streamer and Warner Music,. MIDiA analyst Mark Mulligan looks a why India matters so much to Spotify and why it may end up being disappointed. By Mark Mulligan of MIDiA and the Music Industry blog Warner Music and Spotify have been involved in a rather unseemly and very public spat this week over Spotify’s India launch. I’ll leave for someone else, the discussions of the potential implications...
Tags: Apple, Google, Spotify, Europe, Music, Japan, China, India, US, Middle East, Tencent, Warner Music, North America, Daniel Ek, Latin America, Arpu


Daily Crunch: Spotify launches in India

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here. 1. Spotify launches its streaming service in India Just for India, Spotify users who do not pay for a subscription can play any song on demand on mobile. There are also playlists for India and a “Starring…” feature that includes music from Bollywood movies. “Not only will Spotify bring Indian artists to t...
Tags: Amazon, Spotify, Media, Stanford, India, Tech, Walmart, Daniel Ek, Juul, Gamestop, Ftc, SVP, India Spotify, Daily Crunch


Spotify launches its streaming service in India

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Update: It’s now official, Spotify has announced its launch in India. What’s particularly interesting is that, just for India, Spotify users who do not pay for a subscription can play any song on demand on mobile. There is also playlists for India and a “Starring…” feature that includes music from Bollywood mo...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, Media, India, Tech, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Gaana, Google Apple, WMG, Sarah Perez, India Spotify, Warner Music Group Earlier


Spotify launches its streamint launches in India

Spotify has reportedly launched for some users in India today, with plans to officially launch on Wednesday to everyone, Variety, citing sources with knowledge of Spotify’s plans, reports. Update: It’s now official, Spotify has announced its launch in India. Here’s a statement from Spotify founder and CEO Daniel Ek: As Spotify grows, our goal is to bring millions of artists and billions of fans together from every country and background. India has an incredibly rich music culture and to best ser...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Spotify, Media, India, Tech, Saavn, Daniel Ek, Gaana, Google Apple, WMG, Sarah Perez, India Spotify, Warner Music Group Earlier


Why Spotify Isn't Simply A Music Company [Cherie Hu]

In this piece Cherie Hu looks at how Spotify's major investments in third party licensing deals and original podcast development are validating investor predictions and causing it to become the Netflix of audio while potentially putting its brand at risk. ____________________________________ Guest post by Cherie Hu on Medium On October 28, 2018, as I was on Spotify’s mobile app searching for a certain music playlist I had made for myself, I received the following, unsolicite...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Spotify, Music, Hbo, New York, London, Amy Schumer, Disney, Syfy, Bbc, Netflix, Pandora, Guest Post, EK, Npr


Spotify says it paid $340M to buy Gimlet and Anchor

Spotify doubled down on podcasts last week with a double deal to buy podcast networks Gimlet and Anchor. Those acquisitions were initially undisclosed, but Spotify has quietly confirmed that it spent €300 million, just shy of $340 million, to capture the companies. That’s according to an SEC filing — hat tip Recode’s Peter Kafka — which deals the transactions which were “primarily in cash,” Spotify said. Kafka previously reported that Spotify paid around $200 million for Gimlet, which, if cor...
Tags: Spotify, Podcast, Media, Tech, Ceo, Software, EK, Xbox, SEC, BetaWorks, Kafka, Daniel Ek, Microsoft Windows, Operating Systems, WPP, Accel


Billboard’s Power 100 List: The Right & Wrong

As such 'best ofs' are want to do, Billboard's recent Power 100 list of the music industry's most important people was met with some controversy by the industry as a whole, with many feeling the company's ranking missed the mark a bit. In this piece David Philp explores where Billboard went wrong, as well as some of things they were a little more accurate about. __________________________________ Guest post by Prof. David Kirk Philp of Music Biz 101 At the end of last week, Billb...
Tags: Apple, Spotify, Music, Mac, La, Pandora, Atlantic, Guest Post, Ariana Grande, Deutsche Bank, Nashville, Rob, Caa, Goldman Sachs, Daniel Ek, John Malone


Spotify to buy podcasting companies Gimlet and Anchor

Music streaming service Spotify has agreed to acquire two podcasting companies Gimlet Media and Anchor. No financial terms were disclosed. Gimlet’s backers included Stripes Group, Refinery29, Blue Apron, Craftsy, Emerson Collective, Cross Culture Ventures, Betaworks and Graham Holdings. PRESS RELEASE NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)– Spotify Technology S.A. (NYSE:SPOT) (the “company”), the world’s most popular music streaming service, today announced that it has entered into definitive agreements to acq...
Tags: Spotify, Ebay, New York City, Trends, Tech, M&a, Daniel Ek, Gimlet, Spot, Alex Blumberg, Gimlet Media, Matt Lieber, Daniel Ek Spotify, Michael Mignano, Graham Holdings, Brooklyn New York Gimlet


Spotify’s acquisitions are a push into podcasting

Spotify says podcast listeners spend twice as much time on the platform and that the medium has helped bring in new users. CEO Daniel Ek said he believed that eventually more than 20 percent of all time spent on Spotify would be on nonmusic content.
Tags: Spotify, Business, Technology, News, Daniel Ek


Spotify settles the $1.6B copyright lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen out of court

Spotify has settled the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by music publisher Wixen Music Publishing in December 2017. The publisher, which represented artists like Tom Petty, Missy Elliot, Stevie Nicks and Neil Young, alleged copyright infringement – saying that Spotify was using tens of thousands of songs without a proper license. The financial terms of the settlement were not disclosed, but Spotify has not filed a disclosure to shareholders with the SEC – an indication that the $1.6 billion was no...
Tags: Spotify, Tech, Neil Young, United States, SEC, Daniel Ek, Loudr, Horacio Gutierrez, Wixen, Wixen Music Publishing, Tom Petty Missy Elliot Stevie Nicks, Randall Wixen, Wixen Music Publishing Inc, Horacio Gutierrez Spotify, VP Business Legal Affairs



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