Spotify ups lobbying power by appointing firms in US and EU - report

RHIAN JONES

Spotify has appointed lobbying groups for the first time, with four US based companies Forbes-Tate, Peck Madigan Jones, Gibson Group and BakerHostetler, now representing the firm.

Lobbying activity is also being increased in Europe, with two of the firms representing the streaming service before the European Union. Additionally, a vice president of public policy is to be hired.

Issues will include competition, licensing and "platform neutrality", according to sources.

The move is said to be readying Spotify for potential changes ...

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