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U.S. Inquiry on Apple Music Tactics Reported

NYT: "The Justice Department is examining Apple’s tactics in the market for digital music and has sent staff members to talk to a number of major music labels and Internet music companies, according to several people briefed on the conversations.

The inquiry is in the very early stages, these people say, and the conversations have revolved broadly around the dynamics of selling music online.

But people briefed on the inquiries also said investigators asked in particular about recent allegations that Apple uses its dominant market position to persuade music labels to refuse to give another online retailer,, exclusive access to soon-to-be released music."