REPORT: Apple To Have A Pandora Rival Ready By Early 2013

Posted Oct 28, 2012

Bloomberg is reporting that Apple is currently in talks with record labels to have an Internet radio service “within the first three months of 2013.”  Bloomberg cited unnamed music sources in the report.  Having Apple as competition is very bad news for Pandora.  Pandora has compulsory music licenses that limits their flexibility in serving songs to users.  Spotify has a bit more flexibility than Pandora and Apple is pushing for more flexibility too.  [Bloomberg]