I wrote soma fm today to ask what happened and here’s the cool part:
Flytunes initially added us to their service without asking our permission, and when they did ask our permission, part of the agreement was to allow them to put ads in our streams. We didn’t agree to this, and asked them to remove us from their service.
We will shortly have our own iPhone streaming service available.
Update: See Flytunes’ official response in the comments. It seems there may be more to this than soma lets on. However, it appears the crux of the differences come down to the monetization methods. Perhaps soma would rather be donation only to avoid any ads being inserted into their streams. Flytunes’ desire to monetize via in-stream advertising and provide a rev-share isn’t a horrible idea either, though.
Let’s just hope soma’s iPhone/iTouch app is as easy to use as the Flytunes platform.