Apple (AAPL) wanted to build its Internet radio service into the iPhone 5 from the start, but...

Apple (AAPL) wanted to build its Internet radio service into the iPhone 5 from the start, but was unable because of stalled licensing talks with music publisher Sony/ATV (SNE), the NY Post reports. Sony/ATV is said to want a higher-than-normal royalty rate for Apple's service, for which Apple is seeking to include features not supported by Pandora (P) and others. Among the features are the right to play a particular artist more often, and the promoting of tracks favored in a given month by music labels.

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  • DanoX
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    Waste of money on Apple's part, the freeloaders like Pandora and Sony are floundering why throw to them a life line let them drown.
    28 Sep 2012, 01:35 PM Reply Like
  • rhofatl
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    Just like with the new map function, Apple is likely to get it wrong if they rush. They will likely take a lot longer to roll something this new out after their latest screw up
    28 Sep 2012, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • DanoX
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    Pandora makes no money, there is nothing for Apple to do.
    28 Sep 2012, 02:16 PM Reply Like
  • aperture1
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    I'll bet they would let you buy the song from iTunes with a click. They might boost iTunes sales quite a bit.
    28 Sep 2012, 02:54 PM Reply Like
  • DanoX
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    We are plus 12-13 years in from Napster, over the years I have brought exactly 5,042 songs from the iTunes store, most of the rest are were uploaded from about 400 CD's, in short if you going to buy you have, the people who freeload aren't going to buy anything their motto is free as in Android, I think people have had plenty of time to make a paying decision if they want too. Apple should move on.
    28 Sep 2012, 04:49 PM Reply Like
  • RHinCT
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    That sounds odd to me. I would have expected them to build it into iOS 6 rather than just the new generation of the iPhone.
    30 Sep 2012, 03:20 PM Reply Like
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