When Steve Jobs talks, people listen. Then they do a whole lot of talking themselves, usually with their fingers.
Overall, the reaction to Apple's iCloud announcement within the music industry was rather muted, partially because most of the information was already out there. Most of the subscription music services issued statements reminding everybody they still exist, and a number of other companies chimed in with statements that served very little purpose at all other than to try to attach their brand to a big story.
But other outlets took a little more time to consider exactly what Apple's new service means, and we've compiled our favorite stories and Tweets from around the Web below:
Apple's Music iCloud is Nice, Not Revolutionary
Evolver.fm: Eliot Van Buskirk
iTunes in the Cloud: A Great Start, But Just That
Google, Amazon Dodge a Bullet: Apple iCloud Music is a Meh. (Luckily, there's Much, Much More)
All Things D: Peter Kafka
Did Apple Just Build An Amnesty Program For Digital Music?
iCloud: Just A Lot Of Hot Air When It Comes To Streaming?
"This is not the iCloud I was looking for"
Paul Lamare, The Echo Nest (@plamere)
"Surprised that there's not even limited sharing, recommendations available-let a friend hear a song once, etc"
Peter Kafka, All Things D (@pkafka)
"iTunes Match answers "where did the Lala tech end up?"
Ethan Kaplan, former WMG exec (@ethank)
"The killer iTunes Match feature is that it's the first feasible push to monetize piracy on a scale worth pursuing."
Jason Feinberg, Concord Records (@jasonfeinberg)