Deezer statement on European Commission's findings of the Apple antitrust case
03 May 2021 - Press release
"We applaud the Commission's findings today. It's an important step towards a fair competitive landscape where dominant market players like Apple have to compete with independent companies like Deezer on quality of service, innovation and consumer experience, rather than artificially created barriers and a lack of a level playing field.
We work closely with Apple, and Deezer is one of the many entertainment companies that help Apple's ecosystem with its diversity and consumer choice. Hopefully, today's statement is the first step on a road towards a better competitive landscape for digital services. Consumers benefit from fair competition through better and more diverse offers, features and content. While this is only the first step on a longer journey, we are happy that the Commission is acting in the interests of healthy European competition."
Alexander Holland, Chief Content and Strategy Officer at Deezer