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UK ‘iTunes in the cloud’ on hold till 2012 ?

Well it would appear folks in the UK wont be able to get their hands on the iTunes in the cloud feature just yet. Licensing agreements look to keep the services ‘iTunes in the cloud’ and ‘iTunes match’ at bay until Q1 of 2012.

The news comes via The Telegraph which reports that Apple has begun negotiating deals in the UK about ensuring rights to artists and labels but this process was only in the ‘very early stage[s].’

“The licensing team at the PRS have started talks with Apple, but are a long way off from any deals being signed…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,” they said.

A music executive at one of the major record labels, who wished to remain unnamed, said: “Tentative talks have begun between the major labels and Apple in the UK. However, all talks are at the really early stages and no one expects to see the cloud music service live on this side of the pond until 2012.”