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MacBytes
Jun 23, 2004, 09:11 PM
Category: Tunes
Link: European Music Fans Go Mad For iTunes (http://www.macbytes.com/link.php?sid=20040623221124)
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mac15
Jun 23, 2004, 09:56 PM
Now bring it to Australia/Canada and the rest of Europe ;)

nagromme
Jun 24, 2004, 12:32 AM
I didn't know this:

"OD2 does not allow you to buy just one track," Jennings pointed out. "You have to pre-pay a minimum amount before you can listen to any music.

Ouch! As if WMA wasn't bad enough.

ministerd
Jun 24, 2004, 02:49 AM
but I guess without the indies 800k ain't bad..

so what's next? the rest of Europe? Canada? Japan?

michaelrjohnson
Jun 24, 2004, 08:42 AM
In regards to iTMS UK, FR, GA selling 800,000 tracks in one week: The most staggering statistic is the numbers for legal downloads for the first 5.5 months of 2004.

"[T]he British Phonographic Industry (BPI) says that download sales for all industry-backed UK services topped 500,000 in the first five and a half months of 2004."

And iTunes got 450,000 in a week (UK Sales)!? That's outstanding. Hopefully Apple can cater to those who dont' have a credit card (perhaps by gift cards available at any major retailer throughout Europe?)