No iTunes in the iCloud until 2012 - does Steve Jobs hate Britain?

10 June 2011

johnny_vasquez Stevie ‘Big Jobs’ Jobs has only gone and done it again – and by ‘it’, we mean screwing the British.

It has emerged that Apple’s all-singing, all-dancing iCloud won’t be working properly in the UK until at least 2012. That’s because Apple and the record companies are still a long way from agreeing terms about the wretched thing.

A spokesman for the Performing Rights Society told the Telegraph that “The licensing team at the PRS have started talks with Apple, but are a long way off from any deals being signed…It is very much the early stages of the negotiations and is similar to the launch of iTunes – which began in the US and took a while to roll out to other countries.”

Meanwhile, an anonymous record company executive added that: “Tentative talks have begun between the major labels and Apple in the UK. However, all talks are at the really early stages and no one expects to see the cloud music service live on this side of the pond until 2012.”

That’s just great. Big Jobs might as well have come out and announced jet packs and meals in pill form for all the use it would be to us over here on this side of the ‘pond’.

TOPICS:   Gadgets   Technology

14 comments

  • Steve
    iDon'tCare
  • angry S.
    Emmmm, wouldn't it be better to aim your anger at the luddite, complacent morons of the record industry? The 'we'll wait and see what happens' attitude perfectly summaries the approach they've taken to new technology for the last 15 years. They deserve to die a long, slow, painful death.
  • Richard
    Yes, you are so keen to have a pop at Apple you are missing the real target.
  • agreeman
    Yup, this is nothing to do with Apple - it's the idiot record companies who should be all over this like . Actually they don;t
  • br04dyz
    iDon’tCare 2.0
  • Sawyer
    Well, it'll be Apple's loss if Google or Amazon get there first. But given that they're having the same licensing/copyright issues, I'm not sure we'll be seeing any cloud music here for a while.
  • callum
    Well it depends WHY this is taking so long. Maybe it is Apples fault for putting in an unacceptably high margin for themselves. No-one here can possibly know that.
  • Doberman
    What happens to all this cloud music stuff when you die ? When I die I am leaving all my LP's to my son .So much for progress.
  • Dick
    I hope your son likes Boney M.
  • Doberman
    Mostly Jim Reeves , Slim Whitman,Kraftwerk and some cracking Top of the Pops LP's with nice ladies on the covers wearing denim shorts .
  • Luddite
    Bring back the eight track. Recording on anything else just ain't music.
  • Doberman
    I must take issue with you there Luddite,Yes the eight track was fantastic ,but there was limited " cassettes" or whatever they were called.Best to get ripped out your tits whilst drinking bottles of British Sherry and listening to Delilah by The Sensational Alex Harvey Band.
  • businessman
    Fucking PRS. Does anyone remember their 2009 strop with google? As soon as PRS noticed that people liked watching music videos on youtube they saw a simple solution - get their greed on and tell google they had to pay massive licence fees. Unfortunately for them google told them to shove it and instead just cut UK people off from seeing the videos. PRS immediately went bat-shit insane and screeched into whine-mode overdrive when they realised they had just deleted their own most important channel to market.
  • Brad
    Of cause apple should be criticized, why release something in a half arsed fashion in the first place?

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