All deals signed, though Apple iRadio won’t be launched at WWDC, claims report
Everything appears to be ready for Apple iRadio, at least concerning record labels. After previously inking deals with Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group, Apple just recently made an agreement with Sony Publishing (for 10% of Apple’s ad-revenue), having now all three major record labels signed-up.
Despite rumors of a WWDC launch, AllThingsD claims that apple will make no official announcement at the event. “Instead, it’s expected to tell developers about the forthcoming service”. It is described as offering more of a Pandora-like experience rather than being a Spotify-like solution.
Another, conflicting report, claims iRadio will indeed be launched. We’ll find out about that Monday. This latest report mentions the possibility of it being a free service, though with in-stream audio advertisements.