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Posted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 11:13 am    Post subject: Amazon Responds to Music Industry Concerns Over Cloud Drive:  

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The launch of Amazon's Cloud Drive may not have seemed like an innovative move as more consumers are opting to stream rather than download their music. But it was a disruption enough to cause some record labels to bark back at Amazon and chastise the company for not getting their permission to launch a cloud-based storage and music player. Their permission, and of course, their licensing.

But Billboard reports that Amazon has responded to some of these music industry complaints with a letter contending that since the launch of Cloud Drive two weeks ago, that MP3 sales are up.

Infamous for not ever releasing the sales figures to back up these sorts of claims (the same goes for claims about sales of Kindles and e-books, for example), Amazon doesn't say how much sales are up. But it insists that the new cloud-based storage will help, not hurt the industry.

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