Hypebot obtained a letter sent out by Amazon to record labels this week pointing out how excellent clients responded to their new cloud music player, which is considered illegal by various rights holders.
While offering no stats, Amazon told labels that by “removing the friction associated with managing your personal music files, our launch of Cloud Player has boosted Amazon MP3 sales.”
Regarding the critics Amazon says “Cloud Drive is a general online storage service for all digital files, not unlike Google Docs, … it’s your external hard-drive in the cloud. It requires a license from content owners no more than those other internet file back-up services do and no more than makers of external hard drives for PCs do.” And further on “Cloud Player is a media management and play-back application not unlike Windows Media Player and any number of other media management applications that let customers manage and play their music. It requires a license from content owners no more than those applications do.”
So Amazon does ally with file sharers?