Apple Music was made official this week, before the new streaming service was announced there were reports that Apple had wanted music labels to stop other companies offering free version of their music streaming services, of course these were allegations that have yet to be proved.
Now it would appear that the Attorney General in New York and Connecticut will be looking into Apple Music and whether the company pressured music labels to withdraw support for free streaming services.
To be fair to Apple, none of the companies that offer free streaming options has stopped offering these services, so either Apple did not ask for this to be done, or the record companies did not agree to it.
Universal Music Group has said that it is coopering with the investigation although did not give any further details.
Of course it is possible that Apple could have tried to persuade the record companies to stop streaming services offering free versions, although as yet there is no evidence to support these allegations.Filed Under: Apple, Technology News, Top News