“Apple is reportedly pushing hard to re-launch their new and improved MobileMe service this April, but what hasn’t been mentioned is that they’re pressuring major record labels to have all of the music licenses in place for the long rumored locker service planned for launch at the same time,” Wayne Rosso reports for The Music Void.
“Informed sources say that Apple has sealed its deal with Warner and has been using that agreement to leverage the other labels to get the deals done in time for the April launch,” Rosso reports. “The locker service will reportedly have somewhere around a $20 annual price tag.”
Rosso reports, “Apple may actually get some pushback from Sony… However, considering the backbone of the typical record label executive when it comes to tampering in any way with about 70% of their digital revenue, don’t expect any profiles in courage. The reality is that, no matter what Jon Bon Jovi says, the record industry is Steve Jobs’ bitch. Jobs knows it and so does everyone else.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Sign on the dotted line bitches (you, too, Jon) and let Steve Jobs make you even more money.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]