Apple iCloud service incoming following deals

 

By Posted 20 May 2011, 07:48

Rumors of Apple launching a new music service with cloud storage intensified last month when the company purchased the iCloud domain. Now it looks like the Apple iCloud service is incoming following deals which have been done with major record labels.

Bloomberg are reporting that Apple has now reached agreements with three big record companies. The deal will allow users to access their song collections from mobile devices via the internet according to sources. The new iTunes service will allow users to put more content onto Apple’s servers and gain access to it via the web, instead of saving the music straight onto the device.

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It is thought the service is to be announced at next month’s WWDC event which begins on June 6. Similar services have already been launched by Amazon and Google, but Apple’s service won’t need users to upload online music collections.

Many believe that record labels are looking to cloud services to rejuvenate sales of digital music which have slowed recently. So far Apple has allegedly signed up with EMI Group, Sony Corp, and Universal Music Group. Apple will also need to agree deals with music publishers which have different rights than the labels.

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