A new report from Reuters claims that Apple’s cloud-based “music locker” service is ready to go, after rumors have run rampant about it for months -- but the company is still working to seal a deal with major record labels so they don’t wind up going it alone like Amazon has already done.
Have you ever found it annoying that you can’t re-download music you’ve already purchased from iTunes? Apparently, Apple agrees with you, as a new report claims the company is hard at work negotiating for unlimited downloads as part of their initiative to move iTunes closer to the cloud.
We’ve heard (and reported) rumors aplenty in recent months about Apple’s plans to extend the length of song samples in iTunes, and it appears that day may be forthcoming as Cupertino sends a letter to music labels announcing the change.
If you’re a U.S. music lover who enjoys streaming a huge collection to your iDevice rather than carrying it all around with you, you’ve probably at least heard of Spotify -- and are still wondering why it hasn’t come to your country.
By now we’ve all heard about the drama between Apple and Facebook over the introduction of Ping back on September 1. Apparently the drama doesn’t end there, as a new report sheds some light on Cupertino effectively leaving the record labels out in the cold prior to the launch of iTunes 10.
Introduced last year with some degree of fanfare, it turns out that the iTunes LP format was actually a concept by the record labels to sell more complete albums -- but things haven’t quite worked out the way they wanted.