Despite a report from AdAge last week, in which Sony PlayStation Australia Cheif, Michael Ephraim, suggested that Sony was about to pull its music catalog off iTunes due to it introducing a new music service of its own, Sony Network Entertainment COO, Brandon Layden, has today spoken out stating that this wasn’t the case.
Celebrating the launch of their “Unlimited Music” service which launches today, Layden claims that Sony, as he understands it, had no intentions of pulling its music catalog off the highly popular iTunes Music Store, adding that Sony’s Unlimited Music service launches today in the U.S, Australia and New Zealand.
Sony Music as I understand it has no intention of withdrawing from iTunes, they’re one of our biggest partners in the digital domain. I think those words were either taken out of context or the person who spoke them was unclear on the circumstances.
While it is noted that Layden is not as involved at Sony than he could be, a move as big as the music label pulling its entire catalog off iTunes would definitely almost definitely involve someone like Layden in his current position, which is why we’re inclined to believe Sony isn’t going anywhere … yet.[via MacStories]