Apple Talks to Labels About Unlimited Music: Report

Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) is in talks with major music companies to offer customers free access to its entire iTunes music library in exchange for paying a premium for its iPods and iPhones, Financial Timesthe reported.

Citing people familiar with the talks, the paper said the negotiations hinged on a dispute over the price Apple would be willing to pay for access to the labels’ libraries.

One industry executive said research showed consumers would pay a premium of up to $100 for unlimited access to music for the lifetime of a device, or a monthly fee of $7–$8 for a subscription model.

Apple was not immediately available for comment.

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