We commend the Commission for recognising that some platforms exploit their privileged position and impose unfair conditions on businesses that depend on them to access consumers. Transparency requirements are a good first step, but not enough to fully address this issue. The Regulation must go further in order to prevent abuse that harms consumers and independent third-party services. In order to be effective, the Regulation must also address the discriminatory practices that arise when a platform provider is also the direct competitor with those third parties.
President, Digital Music Europe (DME)
About Digital Music Europe
Digital Music Europe (DME) represents Europe’s leading digital music innovators that have revolutionised how people discover, enjoy and experience music, and that have played a significant role in returning music industry to positive economic growth in Europe and the rest of the world. The alliance works with policy-makers and other stakeholders to ensure that the sector’s growth and European leadership continue, benefiting creators and consumers. Our members include 7digital, Deezer, Qobuz, Soundcharts, Soundcloud and Spotify.