Streaming music service Deezer is becoming a member of Spotify in cheering the European Union’s €1.84 billion nice imposed on Apple for breaking antitrust guidelines within the streaming music market. Nevertheless, the corporate urges the EU Fee to evaluate Apple’s response to the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which it says is “misleading” and “an try and bypass European rules.”

In a statement issued today, Deezer CEO Jeronimo Folgueira solely cautiously praised the incoming nice, noting, “It’s very optimistic to see that the EU is taking motion towards Apple and is displaying readiness to firmly sanction anti-competitive practices.”

Nevertheless, the streaming music exec additionally pushed the EU Fee to reexamine Apple’s DMA phrases in gentle of this new nice to make it clear that what Apple has proposed shouldn’t be sufficient to adjust to the brand new regulation.

Apple’s new DMA guidelines, launched in January, are a sophisticated technique of offering a path ahead for app builders to distribute apps from various app marketplaces. Together with the adjustments to Apple’s guidelines and fee construction, the corporate launched new enterprise phrases for any builders who select to step outdoors Apple’s personal App Retailer. If builders choose into the DMA phrases, they must pay a brand new “Core Expertise Payment,” which expenses them €0.50 for every first annual app set up per 12 months over a 1 million threshold. As an alternative of leveling the taking part in discipline for builders, because the DMA meant, this charge ensures Apple can nonetheless faucet into the revenues of bigger companies that function outdoors its App Retailer.

Deezer is amongst these builders who drafted an open letter to the EC final week, claiming Apple was making a “mockery” of the DMA. Different signers embody Epic Video games, 37signals, Proton, Spotify, and others, who collectively urged the EC to take “swift, well timed, and decisive motion towards Apple,” to guard builders.

The streaming firm reiterates its complaints in an organization weblog submit, which was up to date to touch upon the brand new nice, saying that Apple’s DMA guidelines are an “try to avoid the brand new regulation with an alternative choice to the present enterprise time period.” It factors out that though Apple diminished its fee, it launched a brand new charge — the Core Expertise Payment — which is “extreme” and “makes it prohibitively costly to scale any app enterprise profitably.”

Consequently, Deezer mentioned it noticed no profit in switching to Apple’s DMA guidelines.

Few builders have publicly mentioned they might swap to Apple’s new phrases.

To date, we’ve solely heard from MacPaw, the maker of a subscription service for apps, Setapp, which introduced it was switching to Apple’s DMA phrases final week. As we speak, Germany-based mobivention mentioned it would also introduce an alternative app marketplace for B2B and B2C iOS apps. Nevertheless, bigger builders, like Apple critics Spotify and Epic Video games, in addition to tech corporations like Meta, Mozilla, and Microsoft have criticized Apple’s new guidelines.