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updated 02:35 pm EDT, Tue October 26, 2004

More EU iTunes stores

Apple today launched a European Union version of its revolutionary iTunes Music Store, bringing its industry-leading store to users in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain. It offers pricing of 0.99 per song, as iMix playlist sharing, integration with iPod and more. Apple today also announced it will launch the iTunes Music Store in Canada in November. "We're excited to bring the iTunes Music Store to even more music fans across Europe, and with this expansion we now reach customers in almost 70 percent of the global music market," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Applications. "iTunes is the world's number one online music store, with more than 150 million downloads and over 70 percent market share in the US and UK."

The EU iTunes Music Store features over 700,000 songs from all four major music companies and more than 100 independent record labels and exclusive tracks from a wide variety of leading worldwide artists, including songs from Anastacia, Marc Anthony, Andrea Bocelli, Black Eyed Peas, Destiny's Child, Duran Duran, Keane, Bob Marley, George Michael, Gianni Morandi, Nas, La Oreja de Van Gogh, Laura Pausini, The Prodigy, Gwen Stefani, Travis and Zucchero. The EU iTunes Music Store offers the exclusive iTunes Originals in-studio series featuring exclusive recording sessions and interviews with LL Cool J, Jack Johnson, PJ Harvey and Sting.

by MacNN Staff





  1. koolkid1976

    Joined: Dec 1969


    No Comments Canadians?

    You are awefully quiet.

  1. deckard97

    Joined: Dec 1969


    At last

    I don't understand why it took so long, now let's see those french and indie labels get on iTMS Canada.

  1. Filburt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Dominating EU

    Nice. Still missing Denmark, Ireland, and Sweden, however. And 2004 EU members are all missing in action: Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

  1. bradoesch

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I'm from Canada

    and I'm super excited about iTMS.

  1. bamchum

    Joined: Dec 1969



    I guess the irony must be lost on Apple: on the very day that they announce their special, black U2 iPod, they also announce the expansion of the ITMS to most of Europe. Yet of all the countries in that use the Euro as their currency, only one does not yet have access: Ireland. In other words, U2 can have their very own signature iPod, but if they want to buy any music for it, they are SOL.

  1. Sebastien

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Re: No Comments Canadians

    well, what do you expect us to say?

    We can't b**** because it's been finally announced, but can't yet rejoice because it's not yet here...

  1. hybrid

    Joined: Dec 1969




    I'll believe it when i buy my first song.

  1. JTVD

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Are the UK songs still more expensive than the rest of Europe?
    Y are...
    ou bet theyBit of a slap in the face again.
    They manage to get pan-European 99c pricing and charge 1.15 Euro in the UK (.79)

  1. ottawadave

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Yes yes yes yes YES!!!!!

    Finally, someone at Apple Canada woke up and did something!

    We still need to see what kind of selection and pricing they'll offer, but to compete with PureTracks they'll have to match I think.

    If it's reasonable, I can see my music collection growing very soon ...

  1. JohnnyFive

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: No Comments

    Ho Hum. You're right, we're awfully quiet. But really, what's left to get excited about? We've been clamouring for iTMS Canada for months and months. And when you've been waiting for this long, your patience tends to get very thin. Which is why it's just "ho-hum" for us.

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