New York – Amazon.com (NASD: AMZN) is meeting with the major record labels this week to discuss a potential deal for its newly-launched Cloud Drive digital music online locker service, Reuters reported, citing two people familiar with the matter. Earlier this week, Amazon sent a letter to record labels indicating it did not believe it needed any additional licenses to operate its locker service.
The company also operates Amazon MP3, a song download store that offers tracks from all the major labels.
The major labels have so far been reluctant on cloud-based music services, and EMI is currently embroiled in a copyright infringement suit against early locker developer MP3tunes.
"We don’t publicly discuss our meetings with partners, and we have not announced any changes to Amazon Cloud Drive or Amazon Cloud Player since the launch," Amazon spokeswoman Cat Griffin told Reuters.
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