Apple music streaming

Apple Aims High for Music Streaming Service: 100 Million Subscribers

Citing an anonymous source, the Associated Press reports that Apple is aiming high with its hotly-anticipated music streaming service: 100 million subscribers. That’s more than double the 41 million paying subscribers for music streaming services provided by Spotify, Pandora, Dezeer and others combined, as per data coming from the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry....

Apple’s Deal with Music Labels Watched Closely by the FTC

Antitrust officials are investigating whether Apple is using its influence in the music industry to orchestrate a potentially unfair advantage over its competitors, reports Bloomberg. The FTC will need to "stay in line", however, because there are two other government bodies currently investigating the same business practices: the US Department of Justice – as reported...

Apple Allegedly Pushing Music Labels to Stop Free Music Streaming Tiers

Apple's business habits are being followed closely by the US Department of Justice: Ahead of the relaunch of its music streaming service (presumably in June), the DOJ has interviewed high-profile industry executives, following whispers of Apple using its power to stop the free tier of music streaming services, The Verge has learned. While the sources...