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Sony Music chief confirms Apple streaming service unveils on Monday

Gregg Keizer | June 9, 2015
Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris confirmed Sunday that Apple would launch a streaming music service Monday during its annual developer conference.

"The people in my company were really against releasing the music [digitally] because they thought it would open up the album," Morris continued. "Well, they were right. The problem with their thinking was the album had already been opened up by the Internet. Everything was being stolen. In the record business, we'd spent tens of millions of dollars trying to create a digital system to sell music. None of them ever worked. Steve did it with such grace and class, it was amazing."

Apple will kick off WWDC Monday at 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET) with its keynote, which will be live-streamed to Apple devices.


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