Apple Music differs around the world?

jasoncordelle

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So while I was looking at the Apple Music website, I thought I'd see what the potential pricing is in my country - New Zealand.

Whilst was not able to find any NZ pricing, I did find some interesting differences (OK - just one) but that made me wonder...is it different in every country, or are we just being ripped in NZ?

The main pic is the NZ site and the two extra columns on the right are cut from the US site...

Looks like we don't get to use the Apple Music radio stations for free, while the US do...

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capuzino

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Seems to be the same for at least Denmark, Sweden, UK and Germany.
But for Finland, there's no even Apple Music page.
 

josephkrishna

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It would be so much better if they could just have one unified system across the world, and everyone got the same treatment, rather than Americans getting everything leaving the scraps for the rest of the world.
 

Rigby

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This is almost certainly caused by different licensing situations in the various countries. I'm sure Apple would like to offer the same service globally, but in the end they depend on the local rights holders. That's also the reason why iTunes Radio is today only available in the US and Australia.
 
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jasoncordelle

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This is almost certainly caused by different licensing situations in the various countries. I'm sure Apple would like to offer the same service globally, but in the end they depend on the local rights holders. That's also the reason why iTunes Radio is today only available in the US and Australia.
Despite the assurance from Apple that it was coming to NZ in 2014...I smell fish.
 

darkknight14

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On the UK site I can't see the same June 30 launch date as US, just 'Coming Soon' would this imply that it will launch later in the year?
 

psylence2k

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It would be so much better if they could just have one unified system across the world, and everyone got the same treatment, rather than Americans getting everything leaving the scraps for the rest of the world.

It would be nice and I'm sure Apple would want uniformed services in every country on the planet. It's just licensing agreements and regulations in other countries that keep them from doing what they want to do.