So What’s the Latest on Apple’s iRadio Streaming Plans?

First, it’s not necessarily going to be called “iRadio.”  That’s just the name everyone is using to describe Apple’s impending streaming music service that they need to compliment iTunes.

Second, it’s been rough going.  It’s not the technology but the licensing deals Apple is trying to strike with the record labels that’s taking all the time.

Universal is said to be on board and Warner is in the bag.  But it’s Sony that’s dragging things out.  

Observers say this could give a competitor–say, Google–to jump ahead by announcing their own streaming service before Apple does.  And Google’s I/O Conference is next week.  Might they have something to say?

(Via The Verge)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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