@Apple’s Response to Spotify Lawfare

[One thing you can count on–the Netflix series to be based on the Spotify corporate communications book “Spotify Untold” will not include anything about how Spotify robbed songwriters blind and forced the Music Modernization Act shakedown.  Or Apple’s side of the story.  This is from Apple’s company blog “Addressing Spotify’s Claims.”  Snappy title, but you get the idea.  My dealings with Apple have always shown the company to operate at the highest level of integrity starting with the late Kevin Saul, a prince among men.]

“What Spotify is demanding is something very different. After using the App Store for years to dramatically grow their business, Spotify seeks to keep all the benefits of the App Store ecosystem — including the substantial revenue that they draw from the App Store’s customers — without making any contributions to that marketplace. At the same time, they distribute the music you love while making ever-smaller contributions to the artists, musicians and songwriters who create it — even going so far as to take these creators to court.”

Read the post on Apple’s newsroom.