Amazon trying to license Apple's Music Store - report

Amazon is talking to Apple about licensing the Mac maker's online Music Store, the New York Post reports.

The paper claims the negotiations are at an "advanced" stage, but its sources say that the deal is by no means a done thing.

Amazon has yet to offer digital downloads for sale, despite "looking at it for years", as CEO Jeff Bezos said at the company's annual meeting last week. It certainly can't be for technological reasons that Amazon hasn't launched such a service, leaving only issues like business model, availability of content and music industry support as the main stumbling blocks.

So far, Apple seems to have overcome them. But Apple's service has yet to be offered to PC owners - it's Mac only right now - and it's hard to imagine Amazon not wanting to be able to sell to the broadest possible customer base from the start.

News source: The Reg

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