European Union antitrust regulators are investigating Apple Inc’s deals with record labels and online music streaming services to see if it is blocking rivals’ access to its music planned streaming platform, The New York Times reported.
The move by the European Commission comes as iPhone maker Apple expands into the fast-growing music streaming business to offset a decline in iTunes sales.
The EU competition authority sent out questionnaires last week and has given the companies until April 17 to reply, the sources said on Thursday.
“The questionnaire asks about the terms and conditions of the licensing of content to music streaming platforms and record labels,” one of the people said.
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