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Tesla wants to create its own music streaming service

Elon Musk above ground. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Tesla is talking to music labels about licensing a proprietary music service to bundle with its cars, Recode reports.

Why? It's unclear. Trying to create a new streaming service is a counter-intuitive effort for the carmaker, which is under pressure to meet its ambitious production schedule and already has a music deal with Spotify for Teslas sold outside the U.S.

But music labels are entertaining the talks, Recode says. They are happy to help a potential competitor to leading streaming services Spotify and Apple. Tesla, meanwhile, says its "goal is to simply achieve maximum happiness for our customers."

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