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Apple launches Canadian iTunes Music Store

Apple has now opened the much-anticipated Canadian version of the iTunes Music Store. Individual songs are priced at CDN$0.99 each. As previously reported, Apple announced in October that it would launch a store in Canada before the end of November. With that deadline coming and going without an announcement, Apple stated earlier today that customers would see a Canadian store “very soon.”

Update: Apple has now officially announced the store. “The demand across Canada for the iTunes Music Store has been overwhelming,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of applications. “We are excited to be able to offer music fans in Canada their own customized iTunes Music Store featuring many top Canadian artist exclusives.” The new store features over 700,000 songs and offers the same personal use rights as in the US and Europe.

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Not impressed.. I don’t think I’ll be using this at all. If I can legally download music for free, because of the tarrifs we play on certain goods, why should I consider paying for it?

The big question now is, not if the iTMS will win the race of online music stores, as it definitely will beat out Bonfire and Pure Tracks. The question is, will the iTMS curb the amount of “illegal” (though it is perfectly legal) file sharing?


Posted by Doug Gilmour in Canada on December 4, 2004 at 10:46 AM (CST)


I am sure more songs will be added.  They had promised a launch in November, and only missed it by a few days.  They most likely only put up what they could.  I don’t think all the Canadian based labels are on board either.  Maybe only Warner and Universal.

Posted by stilty in canada on December 12, 2004 at 1:50 AM (CST)

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