According to a report from The Music Void, Apple will be re-launching MobileMe this April, alongside a new, cloud-based music “locker.” MobileMe will most likely be a free service, but The Music Void claims this new locker service will cost $20 a year.

The streaming locker service would have to tie into the iTunes backend, and users would be able to stream content between iDevices and the desktop. No specific details have been leaked about the locker in the sky, but The Music Void says Apple has already been hounding record labels for the rights to stream their content…

“Apple is reportedly pushing hard to re-launch their new and improved MobileMe service this April, but what hasn’t been mentioned is that they’re pressuring major record labels to have all of the music licenses in place for the long rumored locker service planned for launch at the same time.

Informed sources say that Apple has sealed its deal with Warner and has been using that agreement to leverage the other labels to get the deals done in time for the April launch. The locker service will reportedly have somewhere around a $20 annual price tag.”

We’ve already heard that Apple is planning on another media announcement for this April, and that MobileMe will be receiving a significant revamp soon. Most likely, Apple will hold some type of event this April that previews iOS 5 and re-launches MobileMe.

You can’t currently purchase MobileMe online or in Apple retail stores, and the current 60-day trial period will be ending soon. Next month sounds very promising for an Apple event.

Apple bought a music streaming service, called Lala, months ago. Previous reports have confirmed that Apple is working on a cloud-based service for iTunes. And Apple has already patented the “safe deposit box” concept.

We’ll most likely see a music streaming service from Apple next month.

Would you pay $20 for a cloud-based music locker from Apple? Would it be worth it if MobileMe synced your music across all your devices wirelessly?

[9to5 Mac]

  • Jj

    Uh no. I’m not giving them anymore money than already do!

  • MrA

    I’d do it, $1.67/month to have all my music all the time? Oh yah!

    • billy

      You have to understand that this is $20/yr plus the cost of all the music you have to buy. Plus, I would bet mad money that it will only let you play songs that were bought on iTunes, not that huge library you have from owned CDs/pirated downloads.

  • I love my MobileMe service on my iPhone and it’s due to renew next month so I’ll be keeping a close eye on this. I’d happily pay extra for this service.

  • billy

    You have to understand that this is $20/yr plus the cost of all the music you have to buy. Plus, I would bet mad money that it will only let you play songs that were bought on iTunes, not that huge library you have from owned CDs/pirated downloads.
    I was smart enough to stick with Grooveshark from the beginning and pay only $3/months (as opposed to $9 now) for all the music I want, including offlining for listening on my jbroken iPhone 4 even when I’m on wifi/at&t’s network. That plus access to the same synced library from any computer through their website.
    Hell, you may even be better off with Rhapsody from the app story if you really consume lots of music.
    What do you all think??

  • heyyouguys

    Heck, I use Orb live app to stream my own music, anywhere, all the time. It’s the second best app next to Air Video!

  • Shawn

    Would this be $99+$20 or $20 all together?

    • billy

      No, according to this and all rumors, MobileMe would no longer be $99 but instead free. Only the music locker would be paid. And optional option at $20/year.

  • Yes safety comes first in any concern whether it is mobile or your home ….

  • Nope mobile me will still cost 99$ a year this is false