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April 2, 2013

Streaming-Music Services Increasing in Volume

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There are a lot of streaming-radio services out there (e.g., Pandora, Slacker Radio, Spotify), so why not add another?

Apple is planning on doing just that. It was released by The Verge that Apple has made substantial progress in talks with music labels, such as Universal and Warner, to create a streaming-music service called “iRadio.” It’s also been reported that since these talks are moving quite rapidly, Apple may be aiming to release iRadio this summer.

Apple first hinted at the possibility of a streaming-radio service in late 2012. Apple claims that its service would provide users with a Pandora-like experience but with more interactivity.

Like everything else, Apple is not the only one who is looking into a streaming-radio service. There have been rumors that Google is also developing some sort of radio service as well. Since Google and Apple are already selling magazine subscriptions, videos, music, and apps to their users streaming-radio services are the next logical step. With the popularity of Pandora — and other streaming-music services — it will be interesting to see what Apple and/or Google will bring to the table.

Source: The Verge

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