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.