Negotiations for Apple Music Service Intensify

Negotiations for Apple Music Service Intensify

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Apple and music labels have intensified their negotiations to launch an ad supported Internet radio service by early 2013, reports Bloomberg.

Talks are centered in part around how to share ad revenue and a deal could be reached by mid-November, with Apple starting a service within the first three months of 2013, said the people, who asked not to be named because discussions are still in progress. Shares of Internet-radio leader Pandora Media plunged.

Apple is looking for licensing agreements that are more flexible with what listeners can hear. Pandora's agreement limits how often users can skip tracks and how many times an artist can be played. Apple reportedly wants to ease these restrictions and get access to newer releases.

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Negotiations for Apple Music Service Intensify
zebi - October 26, 2012 at 12:42am
Yea ! I hope they take business from Pandora. They think they are untouchable. Specially if you could listen by the albums or by songs..No ads,unlimited skip. Share your purchases with others too
Nona - April 6, 2013 at 7:18am
There is a critical shorgtae of informative articles like this.
Sam Weiss - October 25, 2012 at 8:49pm
Sounds great. Hope it happens.
Abha - April 7, 2013 at 8:58pm
thanks for your email, amber! i'm glad you wrote! yes, i do have an iphone -- but i'm trnyig out this new phone because it's apparently the best for social media and got a glowing review in the new york times. i tried to explain that clearly in my first nokia post; maybe i should have mentioned it again here. apologies! i do just a few sponsored post a year -- very few and far between. but thank you so much for writing, i'm definitely going to take your feedback into account. i really, really care what you (and other readers) think and i'm glad you shared. i know that i've gotten sick of other blogs when they do too many sponsored posts, and i'm trnyig to figure out a good balance of doing sponsored posts with brands i love & accepting advertising, so i can keep blogging as a business. it's all still a bit of the wild west!thanks so much for writing,joannaxoxo
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