The Financial Times reports that Apple's development of its "iRadio" streaming service are caught up by rights negotiations yet again, this time with Sony Music.
Apple reportedly has reached and agreement with Universal Music, and is close to a deal with Warner Music, leaving only Sony among the "big three" label groups.
Though Apple won't verify any details, or that they're even developing such a product, the Financial Times reports:
"These people said that Apple had first offered a royalty of about 6 cents for every 100 tracks it streams, but had raised this to about 12.5 cents, in line with the rate paid by internet-radio service Pandora. But it was unclear whether Universal had accepted the 12.5 cent rate, and other labels are thought to be pushing for better terms."
The paper's sources also suggest Apple has offered to pay for music rights on a per-track royalty, an ad revenue share, and a guaranteed minimum. Read the Financial Times' coverage here.