updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed September 29, 2004
Apple is planning the next wave of expansion for its iTunes Music Store with a , as announced previously. According to a Reuters report, Apple said that that the launch would include more than five new countries in the next wave of stores--a "good portion of Western Europe". The report also notes that Apple has had some trouble with European licensing: "Europe's notoriously cumbersome red tape and the multiplicity of languages have also made it a tougher market to crack. And Apple acknowledged on Wednesday it is having difficulty sourcing local repertoire from the music labels in some countries."