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Apple said to be ‘pushing hard’ for ‘iRadio’ launch this summer

Published Mar 29th, 2013 6:16PM EDT
Apple iRadio Launch

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Apple’s (AAPL) long-rumored music-streaming service doesn’t have quite the mythic status as its “iTV,” but it’s certainly a product that we’ve been hearing rumors about for a long time without getting any confirmation of its existence. An unnamed music industry insider tells The Verge that we may not have to wait much longer, however, because Apple is “pushing hard” for an “iRadio” launch sometime this summer. When last we heard about Apple’s would-be Pandora killer, Apple was supposedly bargaining hard with record labels and insisting that it pay half the royalties that Spotify currently pays for the rights to stream music to its listeners.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.


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