“Sony Music CEO Doug Morris said in an interview on stage today that Apple will announce its new music streaming service tomorrow at its World Wide Developers Conference,” Chris O’Brien reports for VentureBeat.
“While observers have long-expected to Apple unveil such a service at WWDC, Morris’ remarks come from someone whose partnership would be essential to allowing such a service to be launched,” O’Brien reports. “‘It’s happening tomorrow,’ Morris said during an interview at Midem in Cannes that primarily focused on his storied career in the music industry.”
O’Brien reports, “He was clearly enthusiastic about the Apple launch, and said he expected it to represent a kind of ‘tipping point’ that would accelerate the shift to streaming… ‘A rising tide will lift all boats,’ he added. ‘It’s the beginning of an amazing moment for our industry.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: We haven’t heard much from crazy ol’ Doug since he was calling iPod owners thieves and demanding a cut of Apple’s iPod sales, but, for this one, he ought to be infinitely thankful that Steven P. Jobs is not alive today.
Not that we didn’t already know Apple Music was coming tomorrow, but still. Come on, Doug, don’t be a leaky moron.
(Apple ought to sue Morris for NDA violation, just for a single dollar bill, simply for the principle of it.)
Oh, BTW: Sleep tight, Spotify.
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