The music storage portion of Apple’s new iCloud service won’t be fully available to customers in the UK until 2012. UK users will have to wait before they’re able to store their iTunes in the iCloud, because Apple are still involved in negotiations with record companies regarding publishing rights.
A spokesperson for the Performing Rights Society (PRS) claimed that negotiations between themselves and Apple had only just begun. “The licensing team at the PRS have started talks with Apple, but are a long way off from any deals being signed,” they said. “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.”