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

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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20 Comments

1. ihatesmartphone unregistered

iRadio?? seems that iDontcare.. lol

2. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 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.

4. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

You are awesome. (thumbs down galore! i need more hate!)

5. ihatesmartphone unregistered

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

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Tell em MH.

6. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Yet cared enough to comment.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

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..:)

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You can't let it go, can you?

20. ihatesmartphone unregistered

Not sure about that..

3. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Hopefully SONYS get BIG CHUNK OF MONEY per streaming

10. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

You put both feet in your mouth as usual.

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

14. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

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

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31039; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That's true

12. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

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

13. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 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.

16. ZeroCide

Posts: 813; Member since: Jan 09, 2013

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

17. selena1000

Posts: 85; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

bring it on baby

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