I would think this would be a better solution for them. They could have easily purchased it. Maybe they've tried to no avail? I don't think FCC would butt in for this since there were also other competitors on the market. Spotify is feature rich and has at least 5 years of a headstart. Their desktop and web player are top notch and light weight. Sure maybe the "curation" service isn't as good as Apple's algorithm, but for very picky users such as myself, the "What friends are playing" is a great way to discover music through friends who have similar taste in music.