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Apple has two major record labels signed for iRadio streaming service

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: Apple, Music, Rumors,

Apple iRadio

According to The New York Times, Apple is going full-force in negotiations with record labels in an effort to get its new streaming music service (which many refer to as iRadio) in position to be announced, and possibly launched, at WWDC next week. The report states that Apple has already signed deals with both the Warner Music Group and Universal Music Group for rights to recorded music and publishing. The holdout is Sony Music Entertainment, which seems to want a bigger cut of the profits. Of course, if Apple can convince Sony to sign, then its music service will be stocked with all the popular music users will expect, without any glaring holes.

There are no solid details on Apple's streaming service, and there won't be until it is formally announced by the company itself. That said, rumors point to it being similar in vein to Pandora, rather than a Spotify/Rdio competitor. In other words, it will be a radio service rather than one where you get to pick and choose exactly which track(s) you want to listen to at a given moment. The service would be supported by iAd, with advertisements interspersed into the listening experience, like Pandora.

Fingers crossed for WWDC!

Read More | The New York Times

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Liv Tyler to Sing in Givenchy Ad

Liv Tyler for Givenchy cosmeticsLiv Tyler is set to make her singing debut for Givenchy.

The actress - who has been the face of the Very Irresistible Givenchy fragrance since its launch in 2003 - has teamed up with the brand and Sony Music Entertainment to work on "an electrifying meeting between the world of rock and the universe of perfume."

Her interpretation of the song - which is yet to be revealed - will be produced by David Andrew Sitek and could be in the style of her dad, Aeorsmith frontman Steve Tyler.

Earlier this year, the 34-year-old star - who has appeared in a number of adverts for the LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton-owned brand - admitted she prefers her perfume to become "part of" her but she isn't keen on changing her fragrance because she likes it when people know her smell: "I like having one perfume that I wear all the time, so it becomes part of you. When someone remembers your scent, it's incredible. I don't like it when you first spray on a fragrance. It's nice when you've put it on in the morning, then in the evening, you can subtly smell it."


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