Businessweek is reporting on Apple’s much-rumored cloud-based music streaming service, in which they claim that Apple has been granted licenses from the major music labels, while Google and Amazon have not. The report also notes that Amazon didn’t even try to get licensing from the music labels, while Google tussled with them for more than […]
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More Details Emerge Surrounding Apple’s Forthcoming Music Streaming Service

CloudComputing-150x150.jpgBusinessweek is reporting on Apple’s much-rumored cloud-based music streaming service, in which they claim that Apple has been granted licenses from the major music labels, while Google and Amazon have not. The report also notes that Amazon didn’t even try to get licensing from the music labels, while Google tussled with them for more than a year, and still didn’t come to an agreement. With neither company holding licenses, they reportedly will not have as much flexibility as Apple, whom is said to have negotiated out licensing deals, will.

For instance, the report claims that Apple’s service will scan a user’s music library and copy it on their servers for later streaming. If the a certain track’s quality isn’t up to par, Apple will be allowed to replace it with a higher quality one- a perk to having a license.

The service will reportedly be usable on computers, iPhones, iPads, iPod touches, and as a hypothetical, the reports throws in cars as a possibility as well some day.

The report itself really doesn’t reveal too much we haven’t already heard. However, the simple fact that a major news outlet such as Businessweek is even reporting on it, with at least a portion of their reputation at stake, means that this will likely be what we see unveiled next week (WWDC), or sometime in the near future.

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