Sony Executive Suggests Label Could Split From iTunes Store
February 11, 2011

Sony executive has suggested that the company could pull its music from Apple's iTunes store to focus on its own Music Unlimited digital music service. Michal Ephraim, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, told Australia's The Age that if Music Unlimited takes off, " then does Sony Music need to provide content to iTunes?" he said. "Currently we do. We have to provide it to iTunes as that's the format right now." He added, "Publishers are being held ransom by Apple and they are looking for other delivery systems, and we are waiting to see what the next three to five years will hold."

Ephraim's interview was promoting the launch of Music Unlimited in Australia. Apple Insider reports that there are tensions between Sony and Apple, following the rejection of an e-bookstore app from the iPad app store.

In related news, Apple is reportedly one step closer to cloud-based music storage, as Apple Insider reports the company has filed a patent application for "Audio Clips For Announcing Remotely Accessed Media Items." The system described in the patent would allow for a centralized list of media files to be saved locally and remotely.

Apple Insider speculates that the patent could allow its long-rumored "cloud" system to let users "seamlessly merge their locally saved media files with additional content available for streaming." A centrailized list of such media files would allow for playback of the content wherever it is located, either locally on in "the cloud."




 
Breaking News
Emmis Announces Executive Promotions
iHeartRadio Joins Snapchat Discover
Pandora Listeners Receive More Uninterrupted Hours With Sponsored Listening
July 24, 2015
Radio Industry & SESAC Reach Settlement
CBS Radio Names David Yadgaroff As SVP/Market Manager For Philadelphia
In Brief - July 24, 2015
July 23, 2015
Frankie V. Heads Home To Boston
Major Changes at CBS RADIO
In Brief - July 23, 2015
July 22, 2015
VH1 President Tom Calderone Exits The Network
Jordan Lee Named PD At 88Nine Radio Milwaukee
July 21, 2015
Cumulus Promotes Hayden Green To OM For Fort Walton Beach/Destin
Rich Bengloff Stepping Down As A2IM President
In Brief - July 21, 2015
July 20, 2015
CBS Radio Names Scott Herman Chief Operating Officer
CBS Radio Restructures Senior Leadership Team
Leigh McNabb Named PD Of KZPT/Kansas City
Third Annual KBA WKU Radio Talent Insitute
In Brief - July 20, 2015
July 15, 2015
eQB NOW
The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17
Entercom Taps Tony Lorino As PD Of Star 94/Atlanta
Nielsen Music Canada Releases 2015 Mid-Year Report
iHeartMedia Names Kenny Day SVP/Political Sales & Strategy
Music News
Rapper Future Hits #1 With Surprise Album
Quick Hits: U2 & Lady Gaga, Disclosure & Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, Mariah Carey, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Guns N' Roses, Sevendust, Joseph Jackson
Ed Sheeran TV Special To Air On NBC
Quick Hits: Five Finger Death Punch, Prince, Meg Myers, The Grateful Dead
Quick Hits: Lil Wayne & Charlie Puth, Vance Joy, Lana Del Rey
Quick Hits: Selena Gomez, James Blake / Kanye West, Incubus
Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran Lead MTV VMA Noms
Quick Hits: Chvrches, Korn, HardDrive Live Tour, Wilco
Singer/Actor Tyrese Gets His First #1 Album
Quick Hits: Made In America Festival, Little Mix, Kanye West, Big Sean, Minus The Bear, Don Henley, AC/DC's Phil Rudd
Wilco Surprise The Galaxy With New Album Star Wars
The Week In Review: 7/13-7/17
Quick Hits: Calvin Harris, Ed Sheeran / Jamie Lawson, Lil Wayne
Justin Bieber Working with Jack On Next LP
Quick Hits: Katy Perry, Chvrches, David Gilmour, Gorillaz
FMQB NOW

Jonathan Shuford, PD
WRVW/Nashville

Advertisement:
Search FMQB.com
Advertisements:
FMQB Member Login
Email:
Pass:

Save
Not a member yet?
Sign up Now!
Sign Up for Breaking News!
Enter FMQB E-Tracking!