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Apple completes the set: signs Sony for iRadio just in time for WWDC

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Apple completes the set: signs Sony for iRadio just in time for WWDC
The reports that Google had completed its set of streaming music deals came out the day before Google was set to announce what would be Google Play Music All Access, with the last two holdouts being Universal and Sony. Apple has squared things away with a bit more time to spare, but not much, finally signing Sony a few days before WWDC.

The reports that Apple had signed Universal came out this past Sunday, and the expectation is that Apple's (unofficially named) iRadio service will be announced, but not released, on Monday at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (not that it is expected developers will be able to interact with iRadio, but that's how "developer conferences" tend to be these days). 

Although sources say that Apple has come to a deal with Sony Music, which completes the three-piece set of major music labels along with Universal Music Group and Warner Music Group, Apple still has yet to make a deal with Sony/ATV which is the music publishing arm of Sony. Rumor has it that Apple and Sony/ATV were actually closer together in negotiations than Apple and Sony Music, so it's possible that deal is almost done as well. 

Apple's iRadio service is expected to be more in line with Pandora than full service streaming options like Spotify or Google's All Access, but we should find out exactly what's up on Monday. 

source: AllThingsD

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posted on 07 Jun 2013, 10:48 7

1. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


iRadio??
seems that iDontcare..
lol

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:04 16

2. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2681; Member since: 26 May 2011)


As always, if you don't care, don't click the link and post a comment. That would really show you don't care.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:09 2

4. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


You are awesome.

(thumbs down galore! i need more hate!)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:19 2

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Lol..
It's just a joke...
Seems that you feel hurt about it

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:02 3

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Tell em MH.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:23 5

6. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3701; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Yet cared enough to comment.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:03 3

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You care. You just showed us that by posting that you don't. Liar.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:18

18. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Liar liar liar liar......
That's all you know
Hmm....I don't streaming music and for the moment I'm not using apple product but maybe in the near future..:)

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:23

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You can't let it go, can you?

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 20:27

20. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Not sure about that..

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 11:07 2

3. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6584; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Hopefully SONYS get BIG CHUNK OF MONEY per streaming

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:04 3

10. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You put both feet in your mouth as usual.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:02

7. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Uhhh inspectorgadget80... Remember your post last week? Bwahahahahaha.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:06 1

11. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Sony knows who to team up with, they're not stupid people. Hate on apple all you want, but this is BB. Not blackberry, BIG BUSINESS.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:20 2

14. tedkord (Posts: 4952; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Yeah but they didn't just roll over and take the half rate Apple demanded. Apple needs more of that.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:44

15. darkkjedii (Posts: 11964; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:10

12. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


Interested to see what apple has in store for us!!

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 12:19

13. tedkord (Posts: 4952; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Get ready for the iTap dance, as all the people who are so "concerned" about companies collecting your data and sending you ads based on it suddenly have amnesia.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 13:47

16. ZeroCide (Posts: 696; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


This will probably work as good as imaps. Pandora is still probably better. And it will probably get banned from appstore.

posted on 07 Jun 2013, 14:00

17. selena1000 (Posts: 83; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


bring it on baby

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