Just a couple of days after announcing Apple Music, the tech leviathan is being investigated for possible antitrust violations following suspicions of secret dealings with major labels, the purpose of which were to withdraw support from "freemium" services offered by rivals, such as Spotify.

In fact, we've already heard about this shaking down of the competition. Back in May we reported that Apple was colluding with major labels, pressuring them to help clear the board of freemium services to make way for their own streaming solution. Back then, a music industry source actually said: "All the way up to Tim Cook, these guys are cutthroat."

It was YouTube who were allegedly approached by Apple, who offered to pay the licensing fee for Universal Music Group in return for blocking the label's content from YouTube altogether.

Now UMG are cooperating with the Attorneys General in New York and Connecticut as they investigate Apple.

"UMG shares the Attorneys General's commitment to a robust and competitive market for music streaming services in the mutual best interest of consumers, artists, services and content companies alike – and we have a long track record to that effect," said UMG in a statement to Billboard, continuing:

"We are pleased to have provided the Attorneys General information demonstrating that conduct. It is our understanding that, given these representations, the Attorneys General have no present intention to make further inquiries of UMG in this regard."

And here's why we think Apple Music will not be a 'Spotify killer'.