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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