Re: more openness?
@tom: apple is surprisingly late to the party when it comes to streaming music services. having followed Jimmy Iovine's career since my days at Billboard, one thing I can say is the man rarely makes a misstep in where he places his bets. Apple is smart to team up with him and his company, though it speaks to how much the company has changed that it needs to now turn to a music industry icon to help it catch up. What a reversal of fortunes; with iTunes and the iPod, Apple fundamentally changed the music biz forever. Now they're turning to a music biz stalwart to lead them into the streaming music arena. What goes around comes around.