“It’s confirmed: if indeed it is the launch of iTMS Australia tomorrow morning, Sony BMG, with its share of roughly 25 per cent of the world’s music, is definitely not included,” Dan Warne reports for apcmag.com.
“Sony BMG Australia says that it has been in negotiations with Apple for several years and is close to concluding the deal – though if Apple ‘goes live’ tomorrow, Sony BMG music won’t be on sale. ‘We have been in continuing discussions with Apple and we hope to resolve the final points with them shortly,’ said Emmanuel Candi, General Manager Business Strategy, Sony BMG Australia. This may point to an announcement by Apple tomorrow morning, with a slightly later launch date (e.g. October 31) to allow contract negotiations with Sony BMG to wrap up,” Warne reports.
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