Justice Department Looks Into Online Music Pricing

You didn’t think the feds were going to let Eliot Spitzer have all the fun and fame. A la the NY state attorney general, the Justice Department is investigating online pricing by the top four music labels with each expecting subpoenas within days, according to Billboard.biz. DThe DOJ investigation is reported to mirror that of Spitzer, who has been looking at the use of “most favored nation” clauses by Sony BMG, Warner Music Group, Universal and EMI and whether it’s an anti-competitive practice. The DOJ’s 2001 probe went nowhere.