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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Music Executive: 'iRadio is Coming', Apple Pushing for Summer Launch




Negotiations between Apple and record companies regarding Apple's rumored 'iRadio' music service are progressing, The Verge reports as one tidbit in a larger article about the music industry in general.

The last report about Apple's streaming music service came earlier in March when Apple was reported to be offering half the royalty rate that Pandora pays for a similar product.
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Much has been written about Apple's plan to launch a Pandora-esque service this year. Now multiple music industry insiders have told The Verge that significant progress has been made in the talks with two of the top labels: Universal and Warner. One of the sources said "iRadio is coming. There's no doubt about it anymore." Apple is pushing hard for a summertime launch.
It has been reported in numerous publications that Apple wanted to launch its service sometime in 2013, but was having difficulties negotiating royalty rates that were satisfactory to both sides.

That Universal and Warner are the companies claimed to have made the most progress with Apple is noteworthy -- Universal was the last of the four major labels to sign onto Apple's iCloud service, while Warner has been wary of cloud-based services in the past.

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:11 PM   #2
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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iRadio? What a clever name!

Apple Radio, anyone?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:14 PM   #4
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Meh. Fix iCloud and THEN go about other services..
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:14 PM   #5
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I prefer to be in control, and use fixed-cost subscription services like Spotify instead. That service gives you both the ability to create your own playlists as well as a radio feature where it suggests songs if you fancy that. To compete, Apple needs to give more than that in 2013, not less.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:14 PM   #6
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iOS 7, with iRadio.

People can *FINALLY* listen to music with a portable device. If that isn't innovation, I don't know what is!

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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:16 PM   #7
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Why does Apple have todo whats already been done by Pandora and others?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:16 PM   #8
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I'm confused: would iRadio be like Rdio and Spotify where you can stream any song you like? The article mentions it being Pandora-esque, and I don't think Pandora runs this way.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:16 PM   #9
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Oooh, I likey.

Will it have an option for me to ban artists like Justin Bieber?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:16 PM   #10
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When I saw the headline, a hipster dipster physical radio with apple logo crossed my mind. That would have been one weird product.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:18 PM   #11
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iRadio = Pandora + Spotify hopefully!
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Oooh, I likey.

Will it have an option for me to ban artists like Justin Bieber?
Unless I'm some kind of magician, it ain't that hard to avoid them...
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:19 PM   #13
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ok coach jones!
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id rather have something like spotify integrated into iTunes. those radios like pandora never play what i want and i end up skipping til i reach the limit ^^
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:21 PM   #15
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Apology Letter!

Cut to Tim Cook apologizing for the mediocore iRadio, suggesting Pandora and Spotify instead
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:22 PM   #16
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You mean "wanted to introduce in 2012"?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:23 PM   #17
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I'm sure Apple will bring us something that nobody has done yet. They have to make everybody want it.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:24 PM   #18
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Will someone explain to me what this will do that Spotify and/or Pandora don't already do?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:28 PM   #19
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Meh. Fix iCloud and THEN go about other services..
iCloud is an umbrella name to describe a variety of services.

Would you care to be more specific?

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Will someone explain to me what this will do that Spotify and/or Pandora don't already do?
no. because no one knows
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so, it's shaping up to be one fully packed WWDC '13! Some of the following are imminent while others are slightly possible.

- iveOS 7
- Mac OS 10.9
- iPhone 5S
- iWatch
- iPad mini 2
- iOS game controller
- iRadio (or whatever it's going to be called)
- Mac Pro
- And a possible announcement of the iTV, plus developer preview to push app developers to prepare for a christmas release?
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:32 PM   #21
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I will definitely tune in if it's worldwide!

Spotify isn't that great with its limited hours services
PLUS you can't subscribe in Hong Kong too (so is Pandora... need VPN for that... lame)
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so, it's shaping up to be one fully packed WWDC '13! Some of the following are imminent while others are slightly possible.

- iveOS 7
- Mac OS 10.9
- iPhone 5S
- iPad mini 2
- iOS game controller
- iRadio (or whatever it's going to be called)
- Mac Pro
- And a possible announcement of the iTV, plus developer preview to push app developers to prepare for a christmas release?
There won't even be half of those things there.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:33 PM   #23
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apple - stop trying to be a software company.

you fail at that.

i'll stick with spotify thanks
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Will someone explain to me what this will do that Spotify and/or Pandora don't already do?
It will instantly be on hundreds of millions of computers and mobile devices with a simple iTunes update.
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Old Mar 29, 2013, 03:36 PM   #25
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iOS 7, with iRadio.

People can *FINALLY* listen to music with a portable device. If that isn't innovation, I don't know what it!
I'm so damn tired of this... just because Apple creates a new service or product does not mean it's automatically innovative, nor does it mean Apple ever claimed it was. It's called competition. Let's also not forget that nobody knows *anything* about this service, and for all you know, it does have some innovative features.

The negativity on these forums is at a staggering high...
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