|Jun 7, 2013, 08:50 AM||#1|
iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On
AllThingsD briefly reports that Sony Music has agreed to a deal to bring its content to Apple's rumored streaming radio service, informally dubbed "iRadio". The development comes following word that Apple was pushing hard to complete deals in time for an announcement at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) keynote next Monday.
Still to be negotiated are deals with publishers, but those talks are said to be less contentious than those with the labels.
Apple's iRadio service will reportedly be free to users, with revenue generated through advertising managed by Apple's iAd program. The service would most likely launch alongside iOS 7 later this year.
Article Link: iRadio Announcement at WWDC Looking Likely After Sony Signs On
|Jun 7, 2013, 09:05 AM||#12|
Excellent. Guaranteed to have something to whine and moan about after the Keynote after it doesn't meet our heightened & unreasonable expectations.
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|Jun 7, 2013, 09:06 AM||#13|
Too late for me. I'd assume this would be a ad funded with a subscription based option.
For one I have $$$$'s in music already download and I don't want ads.
If there is a pay option I'd assume it would be 9.99 a month or 120 a year I don't download 100 songs a year. I'm sure it will be very successful but I'll pass..
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|Jun 7, 2013, 09:11 AM||#20|
|Jun 7, 2013, 09:14 AM||#21|
Why don't we just wait to see what comes out Monday and then decide from there. May it be the Paid option or the Free option.
Lets hope its a good service different from Pandora and Spotify
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|Jun 7, 2013, 09:17 AM||#23|
Money for skipping a song? Doesn't that mean the songs pretty much sux, or isn't something the listener wants. Why should someone have to pay for that? If I don't listen to it, nobody should be charged. Maybe do the 30 second rule... less than 30, nobody pays, more than 30, Apple pays a royalty.
Anyway, I only listen to talk radio.
And why is Apple fussing around with Music? Television/Movies, that is where it's at. Where is my monthly subscription for *any* 10 channels of my choosing? Apple, go out and by Time Warner already. Go buy an established cable/media company and forget about streaming music!
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|Jun 7, 2013, 09:21 AM||#24|
I actually use a stand-alone radio app (KCRW Radio-which I contribute financially as it is a Public Radio station) for news, information, and music so I have never used Spotify and Pandora. Can someone kindly explain the diffenrence between both services?
I know this kind of veers away from the topic at hand.
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|Jun 7, 2013, 09:21 AM||#25|
Folks could be in for a big shock come announcement time. This iRadio may have nothing to do with radio at all. It could be the end of a three year process to bring back a service they bought but couldn't get the labels to let them carry over the old licensing deals.
And the ad thing could be false, or just not connected to this service (perhaps they are getting into audio ads in general not just for this alleged 'pandora killer')
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