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Apple's streaming music service delayed by licensing negotiations with Sony

0. phoneArena posted on 07 Mar 2013, 14:40

According to those in the know, Apple's streaming music service is being delayed because of slow negotiations with Sony which could push back the launch of the service to this summer; the service, dubbed iRadio, is expected to offer free music to subscribers that will be paid for by advertisers using the iAds platform...

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posted on 07 Mar 2013, 15:10 5

1. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

you forgot to mention the part where Apple was offering a ridiculously lower pay scheme than Spotify and other competitors in the space. You people love to spread half truths that only benefit or at least diminish Apple's reputation. Try offering the whole story next time ok?


posted on 07 Mar 2013, 15:38 4

3. ama3654 (Posts: 295; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)

correction: Don't diminish Apple's reputation*

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 15:16 1

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

well that's not so surprising. sony has their own streaming services like video and music unlimited.owning a lot of media content including music and movies makes it no surprise that they want to stop Apple well at least slow them.

sony has already been pushing for greater integration with their media streaming services planned for the PlayStation 4 and the other devices like smartphones.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 16:04 1

4. dwgit (Posts: 37; Member since: 24 Dec 2012)

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posted on 07 Mar 2013, 16:10 2

5. tedkord (Posts: 14114; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)

This is a perfect example of why Apple's FRAND negotiations are such a mess. Apple doesn't want to pay fair and reasonable.

posted on 07 Mar 2013, 16:18 3

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 5000; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)

Just say no Sony.

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