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Apple plans multi-country European launch in October

updated 11:30 am EDT, Wed September 29, 2004

EuroiTunes expansion

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."

by MacNN Staff





  1. deckard97

    Joined: Dec 1969


    What about Canada?

    Perhaps you've heard of us, go up north, can't miss us. No weird languages or crazy licensing issues, I promise.

  1. AboveDesign

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Canada wants iTunes !

    Are our laws that restrictive to keep us out of the iTunes family for so long ? Cripes that is annoying.....

  1. hybrid

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Quite the opposite...

    We pay "blank media tariffs" to the Canadian Private Copying Collective.

    The extra fees on blank media are intended to compensate recording artists and songwriters for "private copying" of their products. This implicitly gives us permission to keep on copying.

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