Apple signs Sony for cloud-music service

on viernes, 20 de mayo de 2011
Apple appears to be a step closer to putting together a cloud-music service with the licensing blessing of the major record labels.


Following CNET's previous reports that Warner Music Group and EMI Music had signed on with Apple's rumored plans to store customers' music files on its servers, Bloomberg is reporting that Sony Music has added its name to the play list. The addition of Sony, which lists Avril Lavigne, Britney Spears, and Foo Fighters among its featured recording artists, would leave only Universal Music Group as the lone holdout, but sources tell CNET that the recording industry's largest label is close to a deal with Apple.

Apple and Sony Music representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Licensing agreements with all four major labels will allow Apple to launch a fully licensed cloud-music service to rival unlicensed offerings of rivals Amazon and Google. Even though Google had been negotiating to obtain licenses from the four largest record companies for more than a year, the test version launched earlier this month without licensing agreements in place. Amazon employed the same strategy when it launched its cloud-music service in March.

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24 Respuestas:

SNS dijo...

Can't wait for google music in europe :s

Mike dijo...

I wonder how this will turn out.

Makel dijo...

Should be interesting.

Watchtower Corp. dijo...

i hear is going to be 20 usd a year, or a month , dont remember exactly

omgigotnickedforprotesting dijo...

Southpark smacked apple the other week lol

Benji Radman dijo...

You can't stop the machine!

L. dijo...

almighty apple...

Triper dijo...

It is interesting, i enjoy reading your stuff :)

Da2Shae dijo...

I enjoyed reading this!

bingbloggt.de dijo...

i dont really get this whole cloud thing...

tforce dijo...

nice post.
+ follow

dende dijo...

Apple WMG and EMI, the new axis of evil...

Anonwadi dijo...

I guess europe will have to wait a bit...

HOODPHENOMENOM dijo...

Apple is way too powerful !

haryudanto dijo...

that's apple for you

Simon black dijo...

Will be interesting to see how this turn out.

nohone dijo...

haha apple as always

Squixel dijo...

next few years are going to be very interestin for apple!

Buzbee dijo...

cant wait to see how they do this

Tom dijo...

muy bien :)
i remember when apple were a lot smaller than microsoft, now look where they are!

Leminur dijo...

That cloud thing is so awesome! I wish it's available around my country.

DUKE SAMSON dijo...

I'm holding judgement until i see how lame the end product, I doubt any collaboration between outdated record labels and lame ass apple could beat grooveshark.com

Quetopia dijo...

What did South Park do to Apple?

phosports dijo...

i wonder what it will end up like...
hopefully good

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