Apple Continues to Prep for iRadio Launch Next Week, Signs Sony Publishing

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    Following earlier news that Apple has reached an agreement with Sony Music for its upcoming streaming music service dubbed "iRadio," Billboard reports (via AllThingsD) that Apple has also inked a deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing.

    In addition to signing with labels, Apple also needs to reach deals with publishers. The company has now completed agreements with both the label and publishing branches of Sony and Warner, in addition to signing a deal with Universal Music. Apple has yet to reach an agreement with Universal Music Publishing Group, however.

    According to Billboard, Apple has agreed to pay publishers a 10% cut of advertising revenue.
    Apple's iRadio service is expected to be announced at WWDC next week, with a launch later this year. Recent rumors have suggested that Apple is planning to offer the service for free, using revenue generated by ads to support the program.

    Article Link: Apple Continues to Prep for iRadio Launch Next Week, Signs Sony Publishing
     
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    Hopefully they talk about it monday
     
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    Seems like a sure thing now....
     
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    A friend said the other day: "If Apple wants to win this war they need to offer iRadio on all iPod's, meaning they need to build an Edge or 3G chip in the iPods and offer free internet for just the radio."

    This would be awesome and would make them a winner! :D
     
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    The music industry will change for the better on Monday. I can't wait. i just hope Apple makes sure to keep it an iOS/OS X exclusive.
     
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    Can't wait. Not a fan of Spotify and it would be great to have something built into iTunes.
     
  7. macrumors 6502a

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    Agreed, hope its not like $20 a month though.
     
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    /yawn. Radio was so 40 years. Streaming radio was so 10 years ago. Bored!
     
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    Sounds more like Pandora than Spotify. I think they should offer a Spotify type program for $10/month, then allow you to purchase $10 worth of iTunes music for each month you pay for. It would stimulate people to purchase music again, while not paying more than they do for Spotify. Listen to as much as you want, keep the amount you paid for. The labels get their typical iTunes cut of the sales and Apple wins when someone lets a month go by without downloading their $10 worth, plus people will likely go a little over $10 on some months, which can be charged to their iTunes account in addition to the $10. Or even $15/month and let you download $10 worth still.
     
  10. CyberBob859, Jun 7, 2013
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    Will they talk about iRadio at a developers conference?
     
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    If a service

    1: makes me listen to ads

    Or

    2: puts up obstacles that stop me from listening to what I want

    Then I'm not interested.

    Spotify has everything I need
     
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    Then stick with spotify.
     
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    Compile 'em all

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    It will be free.
     
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    ...and yet that will still be inadequate for many. :apple:
     
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    But for the majority it will probably be fine.
     
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    Dont get it. Whats the deal with radio, when I can listen to what I want when I want with services like Spotify? Or am I missing something?
     
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    Well, then you get. " I can see this feature set for free. But I'd gladly pay a $ subscription service for features , X, Y, and Z. "It's worthless to me without these features."

    Just watch. ;)
     
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    How do you discover new music?
     
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    I haven't listened toy music radio in years but I can see it being popular. I hope it's international and not just in the US.
     
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    In my case, I have a Last.fm account and find it quite useful to discover new music and similar bands or artists to those I like.
     

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