1 June 2011 - 1:30pm | posted by | 3 comments

Apple gets ready to unveil iCloud music streaming service

Apple gets ready to unveil iCloud music streaming serviceApple gets ready to unveil iCloud music streaming service

Apple is poised to launch a new music streaming service called iCloud which will allow users to listen to their favourite songs wherever they are.

It is believed that Apple honcho Steve Jobs will take the wraps off iCloud, as it has been dubbed, at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco next week.

The Wall Street Journal claims Apple has signed deals with Warner Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and EMI which will allow users to listen to their entire music collections online.

WSJ reports that a deal with another major record label, Universal Music Group, is expected to be agreed this week.

The concerted move into cloud computing puts Apple on a collision course with rivals Google and Amazon, who have previously launched similar services but have not gained the backing of the major labels.

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1 Jun 2011 - 13:41
paulruk's picture

The BIG if here is IF you will only be able to play music bought from iTunes.

I'm not a massive pirate but I also find that iTunes when I ask it to update my artwork fails to recognise albums or single tracks if they're not exactly labelled as they would expect.

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Anonymous (not verified)
1 Jun 2011 - 14:37
Anonymous's picture

iTunes is bloated enough as it is without any extra features being added.

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1 Jun 2011 - 16:26
theanonymouscreative's picture

Paul Rayment: Great point. I also feel that Apple should help me find artwork for all the music I have stolen from other sources. I hope too that Tesco's learn from this and remove the security tags from all their bottles of spirits, they make a very annoying noise when I go shoplifting.

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