Spotify exec brands Apple 'ruthless bully' in scathing article
What you need to know
- Spotify has launched another scathing public attack on Apple.
- Its Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer Horacio Gutierrez wrote an article in the WSJ titled 'The Monopolist Worm in Apple'.
- In the piece, he described Apple as a "ruthless bully".
Spotify's Head of Global Affairs & Chief Legal Officer Horacio Gutierrez has penned an opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal in which he branded Apple as a "ruthless bully".
In the article Gutierrez writes:
Gutierrez noted an EU ruling on Apple given last month, in which the bloc ruled Apple competes with streaming services whilst charging them a commission on iOS. Noting recent figures from Apple stating Spotify only pays commission on 0.5% of subscriptions (and only at 15%) he stated:
Gutierrez said he was "heartened by the growing global consensus" but that time was on Apple's side, noting how long it can take for regulations to take effect. The piece concludes:
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
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I find it funny that the company that steals billions of dollars from artists is calling Apple a bully.