Apple allegedly tried to prevent Spotify from being born in the United States

Apple allegedly tried to prevent Spotify from being born in the United States

Sean Parker, one of the directors of Spotify, recently spoke about the importance of Apple in the US market. According to several well-placed sources, Cupertino would have tried to prevent Spotify from being born in the United States and would have done everything to delay its arrival on the market …

Without getting too involved – after all, he reports only some information from his contacts in the music industry in the United States – Sean Parker, one of the directors of Spotify announced that Apple would have tried to prevent Spotify to see the light of day in the United States.

Apple, which probably felt threatened by the arrival of the Swedish glove on its native land, would have practiced lobbying with the gloves of the music industry to make more difficult the arrival of Spotify on the American market or even prevent Spotify to see the light of day in the United States. “There are a few hints that suggest this is what happened"He explained in an interview with All Things D."You hear things, people send you emails.. ” he continued, before adding "there’s clearly a reason why Apple was scared of what we do. ”

For Spotify, there is no hard evidence of these accusations. Sean Parker has just communicated All Things D what some knowledgeable sources have reported to him. Impossible to know the end of this story, but given the past of Apple and the growing importance of Spotify, it would not be surprising that Cupertino has indeed put concrete in the wheels of Spotify by lobbying with labels…

Anyway, all this is now a thing of the past and Spotify hopes to continue expanding its activities, including on iDevices.

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(Source: Reuters)