Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Apple trying create a service like Spotify?

It seems that after Spotify's latest succes in North America that Apple is going to create a something to stop their swedish concurent succes.

This week Apple hired Elliott Peters, a senior vice president and head of digital legal affairs at Warner Music Group to overseeing iTunes and MobileMe services in Europe. The intressting part comes when Apple annoucning that they; "continues to work toward a cloud-based iTunes, allowing users the ability to store their iTunes libraries on Apple's servers and stream them to a variety of Internet-connected devices." - very intressting indeed for all Spotify user's all around the world. 

However the old licensing agreements (contract between apple & record labels) does not have any permitts for such use of the label's music. I guess that's where Elliott Peters comes into the picture!

Since Spotify already had their service and intentions stated in their contracts when they did the liscence's it more or less likely that Apple has to change ALL their deals & permitt's with the labels... a lot of work to do indeed ?!?!


1 comment:

  1. Nice. If this is going to be a battle, it's hard to decide.
    Anyway, my life is my iPod, so no cloud services for me