Quickly after Apple's deal to buy a music-streaming service, a report says Amazon will launch a similar offering but one lacking new releases.
It doesn't offer live radio streams or non-music options, but iTunes Radio is the best way to listen to programmed radio on iOS.
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This story originally misstated the amounts said to be paid to the indie music labels. Apple reportedly will pay out 0.13 cent in the first year each time a song is played and 0.14 cent in the second year, while Pandora reportedly pays out 0.12 cent. That is, payments per song play are in the hundredths of a penny.
Apple is jumping into the streaming music business, taking on everyone from Google to Pandora. It made the announcement at WWDC.
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