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This article was published on May 19, 2011


Apple makes deal with EMI as cloud music service draws near

Apple makes deal with EMI as cloud music service draws near


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Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social me Francis Tan is the Asia editor of TNW, who is based in the Philippines. He is particularly interested in Asian Internet startups, social media and e-commerce. Get in touch with him via Twitter @francistan or Email [email protected].

Apple just signed a licensing agreement with with EMI Music and is very near to completing deals with Universal Music Group and Sony Music Entertainment, a probable indication that the cupertino-based company will soon be ready to launch its cloud music service.

According to multiple music industry sources cited by CNet, Apple has already obtained licenses from Warner Music Group, and negotiations with Sony and Universal could be finalized as early as next week.

Despite Google and Amazon beating the company to the punch, having both recently launched cloud storage and streaming music services, multiple reputable sources claim that Apple is very close to launching its own.

Just in time for next month’s Worldwide Developers Conference? We’ll see.