updated 12:50 pm EDT, Mon June 14, 2004
No UK Indies at ITMS?
Apple's iTunes Music Store Europe, expected to be announced tomorrow, may launch with , according to Macworld UK. According to the report, talks, which took place over this past weekend, "broke down" after Apple presented terms that were unacceptable to Europe's independent labels. "If this report proves true this will mean Apple will launch its store – at present anticipated to open for business tomorrow in the UK, France and Germany – without key musicians that define the UK market. Independent labels account for 25 per cent of music retail sales in the UK, and 22 per cent across Europe."