Leveling the Playing Field

Our message: When competition is fair, consumers and companies win. Check out the video below to learn more.

DMA Update: September 2023

“For far too long, Apple has used its monopoly over the app market to unfairly drive up prices, harm competitors, and restrict European consumer choice. As expected, the European Commission has designated Apple as a gatekeeper – Apple will now need to end its blatantly anti-competitive practices in the EU, stop forcing developers to pay the unfair and discriminatory fee in the App Store, and allow developers to communicate with customers directly about new deals and offers. As they’ve done before, Apple will likely try to circumvent their compliance obligations, but EU consumers and developers are counting on the Commission to effectively enforce the DMA, protect European consumers, and invigorate tech innovation for European businesses.”

- Olivia Regnier, Head of European Government Affairs, Spotify

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European Commission Update: February 2023

“The European Commission sent a clear message that Apple’s anti-competitive behavior and unfair practices have harmed consumers and disadvantaged developers for far too long. We urge the Commission to reach a swift decision in this case to protect consumers and restore fair competition on the iOS platform.”

- Eve Konstan, General Counsel, Spotify

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Five Fast Facts about
Apple’s anti-competitive behavior

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A timeline: How we got here

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For The Record: A Level Playing Field

Read CEO Daniel Ek's perspective on how fair competition enables consumers and innovators to win.

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