The price of success for Apple

If Apple can pay the record labels more than the law requires and still make a profit, why should the law continue to allow other web-radio services to pay less?

Google’s sweet music

By taking an equity stake in the Vevo, Google would create a liquidity event that ultimately could help Universal divest its stake at a respectable valuation, while buying some goodwill for itself in the process.

Why Apple would want to move into music streaming

With the popularity of Spotify, Pandora and others, Apple probably wants to find a way to keep its customers from wandering outside its ecosystem just because it has no cloud-based music streaming service. Attitudes are changing about owning media, which Apple must recognize.