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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik