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Spotify punishing artists who cozy up to Apple Music?

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Spotify punishing artists who cozy up to Apple Music?

The rivalry between the subscription music giants may be turning bitter.  Spotify has been penalizing some artists who provide music exclusively to its main competitor, Apple Music, according to a Bloomberg report. Citing unnamed people familiar with the practices, the report said Spotify search results bury tunes by artists who give their material to Apple Music first. The company also warned acts it will exclude Apple-exclusive music from featured Spotify playlists once it's available to stream there, the report said.  A spokeswoman for Spotify said statements about burying search results are "unequivocally false." She didn't comment on playlist strategy.  High-profile exclusives have...

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