Report: Amazon Has Four Major Label Deals For Their Cloud-Based Service
June 18, 2012 at 3:41 AM (PT)
Last week (NET NEWS 6/13), ALL ACCESS reported AMAZON is rumored to be closing in on licensing deals with major labels for the company's Cloud Player,
Now, CNET confims this, and reports "AMAZON's cloud music service is fully licensed by the top-four record labels, numerous sources have told CNET. The labels and AMAZON aren't talking, but sources say AMAZON is expected to roll out new features for the company's cloud-music offering in the U.S. sometime in JULY."
It was just over a year ago (NET NEWS 3/31/11) that AMAZON first launched its cloud-based music player. On its website at the time, the company wrote, "Shop 15 million songs, play your music on any ANDROID device, PC, or MAC with AMAZON Cloud Drive and AMAZON Cloud Player." AMAZON launched the service at that time without deals in place with the major music labels.