Antitrust Antitrust

Apple's 30-percent App Store fee under scrutiny as EU probes Spotify complaint

By Nicholas Hirst and Lewis Crofts
  • 25 Mar 2020 07:44
  • 25 Mar 2020 07:44
Apple's cut of subscription fees paid to music-streaming services such as Spotify or Deezer has drawn questions from EU antitrust investigators, MLex has learned.

In just the last few days the European Commission has prompted rivals and developers for their views on Apple's 30 percent fee and has asked for fresh business data, MLex

To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to MLex or register for a free trial.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Discover MLex

Stay on top of global regulatory developments

Latest News