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European iTunes Music Store Delayed

Independent UK is reporting that Apple is delaying its European version of iTunes Music Store due to licensing disagreements.

“Attempts by Apple Computer to launch a European version of its online “Music Store”, where people can download individual songs, has been held up until next year by disputes between record companies and their artists over licensing.”

Source: Macminute

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Comments

1

I dont beleive that the launch of iTunes store in Europe will be such a success as it was in Europe, I also can’t think why people would rather pay 99c for a single ratehr then download a P2P program and get the song for free. I know all about the campaigns against the artists copright and its wrong because this is there living but when the music industry gave a press release on the ammount they had lost the results were something like last year 6x BILLION dollors were spent this year ONLY 4x BILLION. They make enough money that single artists will not really feel the blunt of the money not being spent, yet they moan it comes down to greedyness in the end.

Posted by Fusen in UK on June 24, 2003 at 7:09 PM (CDT)

2

Oh forgot to mention the part of the article which says the OD2 company based in Bristol could not comment on how many songs they had sold in the past 8 weeks. Your comparing a small UK company to Apple? Just because they both sell music online which alot of other stores do its abit silly to compare such different companys

Posted by Fusen in UK on June 24, 2003 at 7:11 PM (CDT)

3

I think Apple has proven that there is a market for people who don’t want to steal, yes that is what P2P is stealing, their music.  It is pretty damn amazing that the iTunes music store has sold over 5 million songs in 8 weeks, especially since the music service is only available to Mac users in the US who are running OSX.  IF anyone is going to do music right in Europe I think Apple is the one to do it if they can get the rights thing sorted out.

Mike

Posted by mike on June 24, 2003 at 7:49 PM (CDT)

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