The NYPost is reporting that Apple may be taking another look at music subscriptions. Apparently, Apple is talking with major labels for a tiered-pricing plan that would allow unlimited access to music for a $10-$15 fee, with details currently being sorted out as to “how much music would be included in each tier and how long consumers would be able to access that content.”
They’re reporting that this is at least in part to the inclusion of Spotify in Windows Phone 7.
I’m going to go right out and express my skepticism here. Primarily because the NY Post is an unashamed gossip rag, so their sources are dodgy, to say the least. Also, Apple has always struggled to get labels on board, for both music and television, and while most publishers are pretty happy with iTunes Music Store, I bet that getting them on for something like this would take a substantial amount of discussion. If this does happen, it won’t be soon.