Amazon Now Trying To Get Licensing Deals With Record Labels

From thinking they don't need licensing deals, to "aggressively courting" the big record labels, Amazon's change of heart on the Cloud Player storing/streaming issue will likely cost them dear. After all, it's not like the labels will be responding nicely to their calls, after effectively setting up a streaming service to rival their own (in Sony Music's case, anyway.)

Sony is feeling particularly disgruntled over the move, with a spokesperson saying yesterday that they're "keeping all of [their]legal options open", and another rep, Martin Bandier (the chairman of Sony/ATV Music Publishing) calling it "just another land grab", elaborating that he thinks it's "really disrespectful, and of course we are considering all of our options". [WSJ via TechRadar]

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