We believe that technology reaches its real potential when we inspire it with human creativity and ingenuity. From the earliest days we have created our own devices, software and services to help artists, musicians, creators and visionaries do what they do best.
Sixteen years ago, we created the iTunes Store idea that there should be a reliable place where consumers can discover and buy great music and every creator is treated fairly. The result has revolutionized the music industry, and our love for music and the people doing it is deeply involved in Apple.
Eleven years ago, the App Store brought the same passion for creativity to mobile applications. Over the decade, the App Store has helped create millions of jobs, created over $ 1
The App Store is a secure, secure platform where users can trust the applications they discover and the deals they make. And developers, from first engineers to larger companies, can be sure that everyone is playing according to the same rules.
That should be. We want more business programs to flourish – including those that compete with some aspects of our business because they make us better.
What Spotify requires is very different. With the App Store for many years to dramatically increase your business, Spotify aims to preserve the full benefits of the App Store ecosystem, including the great benefits that they derive from the App Store customers. At the same time, they are spreading your favorite music, but with ever-decreasing contributions to artists, musicians and songwriters who create it – even to the fullest extent, so that these creators are judged.
Spotify has all the rights to determine its business model, but we think we must respond when Spotify turns its financial motivation into misleading rhetoric about who we are, what we have created and what we do to support independent creators , musicians, songwriters and creators of all bands.
So we want to focus on a few key points: