Apple close to locking in Label deals for cloud based music locker service.
Apple is long rumored to launch iTunes in the cloud. Such a service would make your iTunes playlists available on the go. Amazon and Google recently launched so called music locker services, but without new label deals. Without these new license deals a music locker service is pretty limited. CNET now has a report that Apple could already have all license deals in place to launch the iCloud music service at the WWDC 2011 on June 6th.
The cloud-based music service is seen to be one of the major iCloud services that Apple will launch this year. It is still unclear how much demand such a service will actually have. I certainly do not see Amazon and Google's music services getting bogged down by millions of users. I like music, but I still cope with the storage capacity my iPhone offers to bring the music I need with me on the road. Apple would need to offer something more than just storing music in the cloud to get me interesting in using it.