A music executive is suggesting that Apple's CEO Steve Jobs failure to mentioned his dislike of subscription music services recently does not necessarily indicate that he may be about to launch such a service for iTunes Music Store customers, although he is reportedly considering such a move.

Business Week is suggesting that Jobs is unlikely to turn to subscriptions until one of his competitors finds "a way to make subscriptions mainstream".

According to the Business Week source, Apple has already spoken with music executives about a potential subscription service and its concerns about what Google and Amazon might do in this area. That source also claimed that "Apple seemed unlikely to make a move until a rival began forging inroads into its music empire".