My column in this week’s Reader asks whether major labels are ready to adopt the kind of cloud-based music service that pretty much everyone involved in digital music—with the apparent exception of major-label execs—seems to think is the natural next step in its evolution. In it I mention Google’s apparent trouble getting the majors on board with the music service that everyone in the world knew Google was working on, even if the official word out of Mountain View said nothing about it. The deal making became especially troubled in the wake of the surprise launch of Amazon’s digital locker service, which wasn’t approved by the majors at all and which seems to have pissed them off.