Report: Apple’s Pandora-Killer Hits Licensing Trouble With Sony/ATV

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One rumor that was nearly forgotten amid the iPhone 5′s launch and iOS 6 media circus was that Apple was reportedly looking to release a Pandora-killer soon. The streaming music service would be a natural next step in the progression Apple’s taken with digital music, but it looks like licensing issues may have stepped in the way once again. According to the New York Post, citing “sources close to the situation,” music publishers Sony/ATV wouldn’t agree to Apple’s proposed terms, seeking more in terms of a per-song rights fee from the tech industry leader to provide access to its content library for a streaming service. Read the full story at TechCrunch.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

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