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
"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.
(DMW previous coverage)