Apple Pushing For a Summertime iRadio Launch?

Posted March 29, 2013 at 9:42pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5232 views

Apple has reportedly made significant progress in talks with recording labels according to The Verge

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.

The iRadio service has been rumored for sometime now as a competitor to Pandora's radio streaming service.

Recent reports indicate that Apple could be paying half of what Pandora pays. By comparison, Spotify pays as much as 35 cents to stream 100 songs, while Pandora pays 12 cents per 100 songs.

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jessica - April 1, 2013 at 12:09am
I think it would be a good idea for Apple, however if Apple is going to do this they need to bring it!! only come with the best :)
Wtf? - March 30, 2013 at 2:07pm
I hope Apple brings something innovative to the table. Simply another Pandora competitor would not be very creative and sort of disappointing.
Stephen - March 30, 2013 at 3:29am
I think this is a great competition for pandora and plan to investigate more into this much anticipated new service from apple!
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