More on Amazon’s ballsy bet to go ahead without full label support.

WSJ’s Ethan Smith:

One major music company, Sony Corp.’s Sony Music Entertainment, expressed dismay at Amazon’s plans, echoing concerns of others in the industry. “We are disappointed that the locker service that Amazon is proposing is unlicensed by Sony Music,” a spokeswoman said Tuesday evening.

An Amazon spokesman didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Amazon executives have told several media companies that they are likely to seek licenses after this week’s expected announcement.

Looks like they’ll be asking for forgiveness rather than permission.

I love it. A scrappy move by a player far behind the dominating player (iTunes). And one that may force the labels to stop dragging their feet on issues like this.

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