Spotify responds to Apple, calling it a ‘monopolist’

The battle of words between Spotify and Apple continued today, and the former was called "monopoly power" and the response to litigation was entirely in line with our expectations. Variety .

This statement is the most recent disclosure between the two companies. On Wednesday, Spotify filed a complaint with the European Union arguing that Apple used unfair practices in the App Store. In particular, Spotify says that Apple is upset by the 30% that it charges developers for a subscription, and Apple Music is designed to gain unfair advantage in the market. Fundamentally, Apple can not match the price of Apple Music to reduce its price by 30%, and Apple's technology limitations. Apple filed a complaint with Apple by opening a website called Time to Play Fair.

Apple said Spotify claims yesterday that Spotify "wants all the benefits of a free, non-free app," and that Apple's 30 percent cut was 15 percent a year later. Subscribers "subscribe" through the App Store.

Spotify, in an up-to-date statement in Variety "All monopolies will propose nothing wrong, claiming to maximize the benefits of competitors and consumers." Apple's policy I repeatedly hurt consumers. "

On Wednesday, the European Commission The Wall Street Journal received a complaint from Spotify, and the next step "We are working to determine the

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