Report: Apple deal with record labels imminent
0. phoneArena 04 Apr 2013, 21:46 posted on
Apple is on the verge of signing two record labels to deals that would allow the Cupertino based tech giant to start streaming tunes from both labels for its iRadio streaming music service; while the rumored deal is supposed to pay the labels half of what they receive from Pandora, it also gives them alternate streams of income...
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1. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Interesting. Is apple going to charge for this? You know if so its going to be expensive coming from apple. While pandora is still free for mobile. I'm interested into hearing more but pandora is already pretty good.
2. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Doubtful. Apple gets you when you buy. That is their business model. Google gets you when they sell your identity into advertising indentured servitude. That's their model.
4. tedkord (Posts: 4944; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Ha. No, Apple doesn't sell your info. Nope. Not at all. No data collected.
What color is the sky in your world?
5. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Yes, because we have all seen how many times Apple has been penalized by governments and sued by individuals over their shady privacy practices.
6. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Apple has never given out free music before. They always charged for itunes. If they are paying for the music I don't think they will just pass it along for free.
13. maier9900 (Posts: 272; Member since: 17 Dec 2011)
Pandora is free for mobile and desktop... i mean free eveywhere!!
15. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)
Desktop is limited now though or soon to be
3. Xolar (Posts: 57; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)
hooray! bring more innovations Apple!
beat the s**t out of the other companies!
7. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh wait, Tim Cook is still smiling......... :D
8. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Why wouldn't he be smiling? iOS keeps grabbing smartphone market share and profit, while Android has continued to decline since early 2012.
11. xperiaDROID (limited) (Posts: 5577; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Yup, and Android needs to keep it up!
9. jcpwn2004 (Posts: 314; Member since: 18 Jan 2012)
what a surprise, apple nickle and diming all the profit they can. I wish the record labels would just tell them to screw off.
12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)
Because those record labels are dealing with one of the largest technology companies in the world, who wouldn't turn that down?!
10. sprockkets (Posts: 1237; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Make it easier to buy the music? Isn't it already linked as it is to itunes and amazon in pandora?
17. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6581; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
And you cant keep the songs u purchase