Apple has expressed its opposition to the proposed deal between Sony Music and BMG, the recorded music arm of Germany’s Bertelsmann media group, according to a Financial Times article. Apple has expressed concerns about possible “vertical integration” between the merged entity and its respective media parents. However, others close to the matter say that Apple has raised objections over the enlarged music group’s selling power for music downloads and potential favorable terms with Sony Connect, the Japanese group’s forthcoming rival to Apple’s iTunes, the Financial Times reports. Other majors, such as Warner, EMI and Universal Music have also purportedly filed objections for similar reasons.