Music publisher blocked iPhone 5 music service, report says | Internet & Media – CNET News

A Pandora-like streaming service could have debuted with last week’s iPhone 5 launch if negotiations between Apple and Sony/ATV had not failed, according to a published report.

Sony/ATV, which is owned by Sony and the estate of Michael Jackson, wanted Apple to pay a higher fee for each song played than Apple was willing to shell out, according to the New York Post.

News broke two weeks ago that Apple was considering the idea of creating a streaming-music service similar to that of Pandora, the online-radio service. Typically, a music distributor will just pay the statutory rate that has been set for playing songs on Web radio and will not have to negotiate with individual rights holders. That’s what Pandora does.

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