Launch Of Apple’s Streaming Radio Service Delayed Over Licensing Negotiations
This month The Wall Street Journal
The New York Post
"Sony/ATV, the world's largest music publisher, and Apple couldn't agree on a per-song rights fee, sources close to the situation said.
Those rights are usually tenths of a penny per stream, sources said. Sony/ATV was looking for a higher rate".
The Post also notes that Apple seeks better licensing fee rates than Pandora as the service would allow Apple to direct its customers to the iTunes store to purchase songs.
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