The latest legislative proposal is the first step towards the requirement becoming EU law. Once it is proposed by the Commission, the European Parliament and EU governments will debate their plans.
Only when the parliament, which has signalled its support for the plan, and the Council agree on an identical text, can the bill become law. The Commission hopes the bill will be adopted by 2022.
Meanwhile, earlier this year Apple Music sent a letter to artists and labels saying that it now pays double what Spotify does per stream on average.