Featured Articles

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel releases tiny 3G cell modem

Intel has released a 3G cellular modem with an integrated power amplifier that fits into a 300 mm2 footprint, claiming it…

More...
Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

Braswell 14nm Atom slips to Q2 15

It's not all rosy in the house of Intel. It seems that upcoming Atom out-of-order cores might be giving this semiconductor…

More...
TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC 16nm wafers coming in Q1 2015

TSMC will start producing 16nm wafers in the first quarter of 2015. Sometime in the second quarter production should ramp up…

More...
Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S LGA is 35W to 95W TDP part

Skylake-S is the ‘tock’ of the Haswell architecture and despite being delayed from the original plan, this desktop part is scheduled…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Monday, 20 May 2013 11:16

Big Content scuppers Apple’s iRadio plans

Written by Nick Farrell

Sony wants people to pay for skipped content

Apple's upcoming streaming music service dubbed "iRadio" is being scuppered due to some hard talking with Big Content. Sony Music and Warner Music Group have always felt they got a raw deal out of the agreement that they made with Steve Jobs and now feel they can score some extra cash out of his successor.

 

Apple's music service is said to be similar to Pandora than Spotify, but it wants to deviate from Pandora's rigid station-based listening rules by giving users extended control, like the ability to rewind or skip a song after listening to a small portion of it. Pandora limits its users to 12 skips per day and pays the full royalty rate for each skipped track.

Some of it is Apple’s own problem. Initially it tried to pay just half of Pandora's royalty rate while demanding more flexibility. The company later realised that the days where it could tell the music industry want to do had past and upped its offered price.

According to the Tame Apple Press the stalled negotiations between Apple and Sony Music are annoying other labels, who are eager to see iRadio launch. Apple has signed deals with Universal and another deal with Warner Music Group is close. Apple was pushing for a summer launch of iRadio, with possible plans to unveil the service at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference in June, but it is unclear if the company will be able to meet that deadline.

Last modified on Monday, 20 May 2013 11:20

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments