The DOJ's antitrust investigators have been talking to major music labels and Internet music companies -- particularly about a recent event involving Amazon, NYT says. Billboard magazine reported in March that Apple asked music labels not to participate in an Amazon promotion called “MP3 Daily Deal" in March and then punished those that did participate by withdrawing marketing support on iTunes.
However, other reports -- such as those from The Wall Street Journal and AllThingsD -- suggest the investigation so far has been more wide-ranging, focusing on more general issues of digital music sales and pricing practices.
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— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Light Reading Cable