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Claim: Spotify nearly prevented from entering US by Apple?

05/30, 11:43pm

Expected 12 weeks to US market took 2.5 years

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek answered a question posed during AllThingsD's D10 conference earlier today, claiming that "Apple was threatened by what we were doing" in regards to the streaming service. The 18-million-user-strong service took nearly two and a half years to complete the deals with record companies, leading to speculation that Apple may have slowed the process.

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