Sony Has Jumped Aboard The iRadio Freight Train
June 7, 2013 at 8:26 AM (PT)
ALL THINGS DIGITAL is reporting, "SONY MUSIC has signed on to APPLE’s forthcoming iRADIO service, according to a person familiar with negotiations between the two companies."
CNET confirms the report, writing, "After more than year of off-and-on negotiations, APPLE has now reached deals with all three major music labels, making it increasingly likely that APPLE will unveil its free Internet radio service at next week's WWDC event. The latest deal is with SONY MUSIC, according to industry sources who said the two sides struck a deal FRIDAY morning.
SONY was the last major holdout, which reportedly annoyed the other labels (NET NEWS 5/23).
If SONY is indeed in on iRADIO, we can expect APPLE to make the launch official during its annual developer conference, which begins MONDAY.