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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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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work