Doubts arise that Apple's expected Beats Music relaunch will take place next month.
A June launch of Apple's new subscription service is going down to the wire. Industry sources say Apple does not have the necessary licensing deals a month before the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference that will take place in San Francisco from June 8th to 12th.
There is widespread belief in technology and music circles Apple plans to introduce the service at the June conference. (At last year's conference the company introduced Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre as newly named employees.) Along with the company's spring and fall press events, the Developers Conference is one of three opportunities per year to launch a new product in front of a worldwide audience. Since acquiring Beats Electronics last May, the only music announcement was Apple's release of U2's Songs of Innocence at the fall press event.