Reports surfaced over the weekend that indicated Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) has lined up a music licensing deal with Warner Music in preparation for Apple to introduce its iRadio platform.

Sony (NYSE:SNE) is the lone holdout. Is it a coincidence? 

After all, Apple's iPod took the throne as the top portable media player that Sony used to hold when its Walkman was popular. Sony's still a major player in televisions at a time when Apple is widely expected to introduce a smart television. 

In this video, longtime Fool contributor Rick Munarriz argues that Sony may be playing hardball just so Apple doesn't get any stronger.

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