If you’ve just launched Pokémon GO on your iPhone, only to be greeted with a message explaining that servers are currently down – you’re likely not alone.
If you haven’t turned on the news lately, and seen what’s been happening over in Turkey – you probably should.
Apple has requested a hike in the standard royalty rate at which an artist is paid for streams of their songs or albums, a change that, (if approved by the U.S Copyright Royalty Board), would not only benefit labels and creators – but is likely to also put streaming services, like Spotify, under continued operating strain.
Following comments made by U.S Senator Elizabeth Warren earlier this week, (who accused Apple, Amazon and Google of using their overall size in the market to ‘snuff out’ competition) – a sentiment that was backed up by the seemingly ever-struggling Spotify, the streaming service is taking yet another stab at the Cupertino company.
Winning a war isn’t easy — and when it comes down to streaming, it’s admittedly even harder.