Amazon negotiating for Cloud Player music licensing deals


Amazon wants you to think it does not care about licensing the music that it will let you store in the cloud. The Wall Street Journal cites a pair of anonymous sources who says Amazon wont confirm such a thing. They say Amazon may move to the system that compares users uploaded songs with a database of those tunes its managed to license should the deal go through – a system much like Sonys Music Unlimited, by the sound of it. It shouldnt come as any surprise, than the Journal quotes the Sony Music Chairman Martin Bandier in its final paragraph, told

This is just another land grab. I cant make it any plainer than that. Its really disrespectful, and of course we are all of our options.

Amarnath Natarajan

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