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LOS ANGELES – Apple Inc. is close to securing deals with all four major recording companies on a music service that will allow users to stream songs stored on remote computer servers, presumably to an array of portable Apple-made devices, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.
Such a service would give users a wide array of music on-the-go, without having to worry about limited storage space and the need to physically connect different devices to transfer songs.
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The cloud music service is likely to be unveiled at Apple's annual developers' conference in San Francisco, which gets under way on June 6. Agreements with the units of the recording companies that collect songwriting royalties have not yet been completed but are expected to be finalized soon, the person said.
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Well, hello there, what could this be?
post #2 of 19
Reminds me of spotify.


On-topic: Not bad apple... Not bad.
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Cloud music service finally done right? Yes, please.
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I'm VERY interested to see how this turns out. How Apple will end up pricing it, and how much the record companies will charge Apple for the licensing.
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This is good so long as they don't combine the streaming/owning. IE: i can still purchase songs without any ties to this service or subscription to this service.

The only network my ipod sees is Wifi, so leaving my house would mean no music if they combined the two
    
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I just use vibestreamer to host my music to all my portable devices.
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Originally Posted by Foolsmasher View Post
Cloud music service finally done right? Yes, please.


Cloud is being corrupted for evil intentions(trying to prevent users from wanting to own their own files). And Apple is an evil company so this will work out for the best of evil purposes.
     
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Guessing this will be expensive (buy songs, buy app, monthly fees)

It will eat up even more mobile bandwidth

Doesn't really do anything that a tech savvy person couldn't do anyway

Nevertheless people will buy and think it is the best thing since sliced bread
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While this is going to be great for people who use itunes already, i'm eagerly awaiting my Google Music invite.
    
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