“On Monday afternoon, I went to Apple’s campus to meet with Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, and Beats Founder, Jimmy Iovine, to talk about Apple Music,” Jim Dalrymple reports for The Loop.

“Apple is heading into a streaming market filled with competitors. For the first time in many years, Apple is doing something in the music market where it is not the de facto leader. However, competitors didn’t determine what Apple would do with its new service,” Dalrymple reports. “‘We certainly pay attention to what competitors are doing, but I’m never losing any sleep on competitors,’ said Cue. ‘I don’t have any control over what they do—what I have control over is what we do. We’ve spent all of our time and energy thinking about what it is we want to build.'”

“Jimmy shocked me a bit when he said, ‘Radio is massive.’ I considered radio to be like magazines—steadily going downhill for the last decade or so” Dalrymple reports. “However, Iovine said that 270 million people in America still listen to radio, adding jokingly, ‘I didn’t think there were that many people that had a radio.'”

Much more in the full article here.

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