“You better believe that when Apple’s streaming music service comes out later this year, it’s going to come hard,” Josh Constine reports for TechCrunch.
“Apple’s MO is to arrive late but with superior firepower, as it did with the iPhone and will with the upcoming Apple Watch. What does that mean for its quest to steamroll Spotify, Google Play, Deezer, and everyone else in streaming?” Constine reports. “I’d bet part of it will be big exclusives, offering music you can’t stream anywhere else.”
“Apple denied unsubstantiated rumors that it would acquire Taylor Swift’s label Big Machine this weekend, but that idea doesn’t seem so far-fetched,” Constine reports. “Yes, The Beatles’ label happened to be called Apple Records, but what if Apple Computer [sic Apple Inc.] got into the business of owning music itself?”
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