Spotify Hits Back at Apple — ‘Every Monopolist Will Suggest They Have Done Nothing Wrong’

Spotify’s feud with Apple continues. According to Spotify CEO Daniel Ek, Apple purposefully limits choice and stifles innovation at the expense of user experience through the App Store. Filing an antitrust complaint with the European Commission, Ek acc… Continue Reading

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Skip Rates: Why The First 30 Seconds Matter More Than Ever

With the album on the wane and attention spans shorter than ever, the first 30 seconds of of a song matter more than. Not only do they need to capture the listener’s attention, but in streaming, they determine if the songwriter is going to get paid at all. Skip rates… Continue Reading

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Spotify Bites Back, Calls Apple Monopolistic [Full Text Of Statement]

UPDATED: The war of words between Spotify and Apple shows no signs of abating, with the streamer issuing its latest rebuttal calling out Cupertino as "monopolistic." In a statement, Spotify said that "Apple’s response to our complaint before the European Commission is not new and is entirely in line with… Continue Reading

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Apple Slams Spotify’s EU Antitrust Filing as App Store Feud Intensifies

According to Apple, Spotify wants all the benefits of the App Store without giving anything back. Two days ago, Spotify confirmed a major antitrust filing in the European Union. According to the streaming music giant, Apple unfairly stifles creativity … Continue Reading

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Full Text Of Apple’s Statement Blasting Spotify With All The Nasty Bits Highlighted

Apple Music has gone on the offensive with an uncharacteristically strong statement "Addressing Spotify’s claims," after the streamer filed a complaint with the European Commission over Apple App Store fees and practices.To make sure you that you don’ t miss the many nasty parts, we’ve added some highlights. _______________________________________ From… Continue Reading

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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… Continue Reading

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Apple blasts Spotify for ‘suing’ songwriters: ‘A damaging step backwards for the music industry’

‘Underneath the rhetoric, Spotify’s aim is to make more money off others’ work.’
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Spotify backed by rival music streaming platforms in Apple ‘app tax’ row

“We support Spotify in wanting a level playing field so that companies have to compete through innovation, content and customer focus.”
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Spotify Files Antitrust Complaint Against Apple at the EU over 30% Tax

According to Spotify, Apple unfairly stifles creativity and innovation.  But, with the streaming music giant’s refusal to accept a royalty increase for songwriters, isn’t Daniel Ek’s company basically doing the same thing? In the United States, Spotify… Continue Reading

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