We’ve heard a lot of reports about Apple’s rumored streaming radio service lately – and many of those reports have come from credible sources. Today, a new report from The Verge provides additional details, claiming that the company has already made “significant progress” in negotiating with record labels, and is pushing to release the service this summer.
Much has been written about Apple’s plan to launch a Pandora-esque service this year. Now multiple music industry insiders have told The Verge that significant progress has been made in the talks with two of the top labels: Universal and Warner. One of the sources said “iRadio is coming. There’s no doubt about it anymore.” Apple is pushing hard for a summertime launch.
With numerous reports from credible sources such as Bloomberg, The New York Times, and The New York Post all backing up the claim that Apple’s streaming radio service is coming, there’s little reason to doubt that the claim is true. The real question is when it will launch – all of the power lies with the various record labels that would need to sign off on the service.