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Apple Signs Sony Publishing Up for iRadio, Too

Apple has cleared another big hurdle in advance of its iRadio launch by signing a deal with music publisher Sony/ATV.

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Asa Mathat / AllThingsD.com

The deal comes shortly after Apple signed a deal with Sony’s recorded music arm, and in time for Apple’s WWDC event on Monday.

Sony/ATV CEO Marty Bandier said his company has signed “a two-year introductory deal,” which will give his company 10 percent of any ad revenue Apple generates from his music.

Bandier believes his deal is the highest paying of any digital music publishing pact. Billboard reported the agreement earlier today.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald