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Bandcamp music app will stay on Google’s App Store despite dispute over payment system (NASDAQ:GOOG)

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Bandcamp, the online music store/platform acquired by Epic Games, will remain on Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) (NASDAQ: GOOGL) Play Store so far, after suing the tech giant over payment systems – a dispute that affects a number of app makers on the app ecosystems of Google and Apple.

Last month, Epic filed for a preliminary injunction last month to stop Google from removing Bandcamp from the Play Store on which payment system to use. On Friday, Google agreed in a California court not to take down the app, meaning Bandcamp can continue under its own system.

The move comes ahead of the June 1 deadline that Google had imposed on app makers to adopt Google’s own payment system – which requires fees paid to Google.

Bandcamp and Epic have agreed to begin placing 10% of in-app revenue generated on Android devices in an escrow account until the Epic vs. Google case is resolved.

Epic Games is controlled by its founder, Tim Sweeney, and Tencent Holdings (OTCPK:TCEHY) owns 40%.

The result mirrors that of Match Group (MTCH), which can continue to use the alternative payment for the time being and will set up its own escrow account pending resolution of its case next year.


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