Amazon’s new Cloud Drive has hit its first major hurdle, just 24 hours after launch, as major label Sony hit out at the company’s decision to launch the service without signing new licence deals to cover music streaming.
Amazon yesterday launched its new family of cloud services aimed at consumers – Amazon Cloud Drive, Amazon Cloud Player for Web and Amazon Cloud Player for Android – stealing a march on rivals like Google and Apple, who are planning their own music locker services.
Amazon’s new service lets users store up to 1,000 songs on its servers for free and stream them over an internet connection via computer browsers or Android phones.
However, Sony Music, which represents artists like Shakira (pictured) and Kings of Leon, has expressed anger at the decision to launch the service without completing licence renegotiations.
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