Apple Still Doesn't Have Key Licensing Deals Needed to Debut New Music Service at WWDC

Apple Still Doesn't Have Key Licensing Deals Needed to Debut New Music Service at WWDC

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Apple still doesn't have key licensing deals needed to debut its new music service at WWDC next month, reports Billboard.

It's widely believed that Apple was targeting WWDC to unveil a new subscription music service. The company has already seeded developers with a new version of the Music app that will likely get updated to include the subscription service.

Despite not having all the agreements in place, Apple may be able to bring things together before its keynote.

A June launch is still attainable. One source notes Apple has been able to quickly secure licensing deals in the past. "If any company can pull it off, they can," the source tells Billboard, adding that "labels are more likely to play ball with them" because of Apple's track record of generating revenue for rights holders.

However, other sources are skeptical that Apple will be able to pull it off in time for the developer conference.

"June won't be the release date. The deals aren't done," said a major label source.

For now, you can still use the Apple owned Beats Music subscription service. Please follow iClarified on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, or RSS for updates.

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Apple Still Doesn't Have Key Licensing Deals Needed to Debut New Music Service at WWDC
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