No Apple iCloud music service in UK this year

Amazon set to be the only player in Europe for some time
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Apple has yet to sign agreements with record labels to enable the UK launch of the iTunes in the Cloud music service, according to a Telegraph report.

The British Performing Right Society, an association of composers, songwriters and music publishers, told the Telegraph that negotiations were still at a "very early stage."

An unnamed music executive at one of the major music labels said: "no one expects to see the cloud music service live on this side of the pond until 2012."

Apple's official line is that there is "no information" on either the iTunes in the Cloud or iTunes Match services with regards to a British launch for the services.

Out of the recently announced cloud music services, only Amazon's Cloud Drive has launched to the public. Amazon Cloud Drive (via Amazon.com) is also accessible to European customers, including the UK, but so far it's not possible to upgrade the storage above 5GB.

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