CASE COMMENTS: MERGERS – RAISE IN CAPITAL – CONTROL ACQUISITION

Vertical merger: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of the leader of the music streaming market in France by one of the global major record companies (Deezer / The Access Industries)

*This article is an automatic translation of the original article, provided here for your convenience. Read the original article. Use your imagination. You are young, you don't buy your music, but you listen to it "streaming" on Deezer. You thought you were dancing the jerk on the Arctic Monkees, and now you're offered Serge Lama or Gilbert Becaud, well-known Warner artists. The situation would be no less upsetting for a Tino Rossi groupie who would be forced to play the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The quality of Deezer's algorithms means that, normally, this kind of accident shouldn't happen, but it would have the advantage of raising in an obvious way the question of the vertical relations between Warner Music, one of the "majors" of music publishing that we no longer present, on the

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Jean-Mathieu Cot, Vertical merger: The French Competition Authority clears the acquisition of the leader of the music streaming market in France by one of the global major record companies (Deezer / The Access Industries), 24 June 2016, Concurrences Nº 4-2016, Art. N° 82077, pp. 136-138

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