Apple iTunes is apparently headed for the international music iCloud.
The company is trying to lock down worldwide, international cloud-music rights for iCloud, according to a report from CNET.
Citing sources familiar with discussions between Apple, record companies, and music publishers, CNET reports that Apple is seeking international music licences for its iCloud service as managers at iTunes are trying to lockdown worldwide cloud-music rights.
Already Apple has similar deals in the U.S., as the company signed a cloud-music licensing deal with EMI Music and Warner Music Group in the spring.
The cloud allows consumers to use the third-party severs for storage instead of a PC or other device with limited capacity. Apple's iTunes revolutionized the music industry, but storage is increasingly becoming an issue for its largest users as devices like the iPod and iPhone smartphone have limited capacity.
Apple announced in June its online cloud storage service named iCloud. The service allows consumers to wirelessly share data including music, emails, photos, calendars and more through handheld devices and desktop computers without have to connect and download through hardware.
But now Apple is working to expand that service internationally, and the company could make the announcement at its planned Let's talk iPhone event on October 4 if deals are secured in time when the company is expected to unveil its new highly-anticipated iPhone 5.
CNET quoted sources, saying Apple is close to reaching deals with rights holders but nothing is signed.