Music streaming is making headlines left, right and centre it seems and now comes the new rumour that Apple Music is being investigated by Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for "treatment of rival streaming apps." 

The investigation reportedly centres around Apple's offer to download for its competitors' apps, including the likes of Spotify, but takes a 30 percent slice per subscription, forcing competitors to either up their charge to customers or accept the lower profit margin to match Apple Music's pricing. There is also the matter of the App Store's restrictions, which confine purchases to its service and prevent users from obtaining their downloads from any other sites or sources. 

At this stage the FTC is informally checking up on the situation and has not yet launched a full scale official investigation. We'll keep you up-to-date on the situation as it develops, stay tuned to Buro 24/7 Middle East...