Warner Bros rapped by FTC for YouTuber marketing campaign
Warner Bros Home Entertainment has been rapped by the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for a YouTuber marketing campaign for its Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor game. The case is a warning to any music companies considering...
July 13, 2016
Apple Music: ‘millions’ of listeners but also FTC interest
Apple announced its latest quarterly results last night, and while the company resisted the temptation to give hard stats on the performance of its new Apple Music service, CEO Tim Cook did throw out a few nuggets. “Millions...
July 22, 2015
FTC looking into Apple’s 30% cut of App Store subscriptions
The issue of Apple taking a 30% cut of purchases made through its App Store – including subscriptions to rivals of its Apple Music streaming service – has been bubbling for months now. On Friday, speculation stepped...
July 13, 2015
Digital dominance: Universal buys EMI – what gives?
Universal's acquisition of (most of) EMI has some spooked about UMG's digital dominance going forward. But are they right to be worried?
October 2, 2012
Universal/EMI acquisition cleared by EC and FTC
As predicted, Universal Music Group has been given the go-ahead on both sides of the Atlantic to complete its acquisition of EMI’s recorded music division. But in Europe, that will require selling “significant”...
September 21, 2012
FTC settles with Ticketmaster over Springsteen mis-sales
Remember the controversy around Ticketmaster redirecting Bruce Springsteen fans to its TicketsNow secondary ticketing site last year? The Federal Trade Commission has settled charges against the company, while sternly criticising...
February 22, 2010