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According to one source, Apple may finally be bringing iTunes to Europe as early as the middle of June of this year.

The inital launch is reported to be aimed initially at the UK, Germany and France with the "rest of Europe" to be launched soon after... though no timeframe could be specified.

iTunes Europe has seen delays which were previously attributed to licensing issues in Europe.
 

Grimace

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Macrumors said:
According to one source, Apple may finally be bringing iTunes to Europe as early as the middle of June of this year.

The inital launch is reported to be aimed initially at the UK, Germany and France with the "rest of Europe" to be launched soon after... though no timeframe could be specified.

iTunes Europe has seen delays which were previously attributed to licensing issues in Europe.

Bring on worldwide Apple dominance!!

:D
 
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Veldek

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Yahoo! Great news.

When I finally get my Rev. B Power Mac G5 and download my first song from iTunes, I will be the happiest man on earth...
 
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TRiPod

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Veldek said:
Yahoo! Great news.

When I finally get my Rev. B Power Mac G5 and download my first song from iTunes, I will be the happiest man on earth...
Amen. Well, I can already use iTMS, but the PM part...
 
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swissmann

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The sooner they get in Europe the better. Additional costs can't be that much more, probably just small things like prices in Euros not US Dollars and the like but all the music is already in AAC format etc. More music sold the better.
 
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jholzner

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swissmann said:
The sooner they get in Europe the better. Additional costs can't be that much more, probably just small things like prices in Euros not US Dollars and the like but all the music is already in AAC format etc. More music sold the better.


Well, all the music isn't in AAC format...I doubt they ONLY plan on selling US songs there...I'm sure they have every intention of selling regional music as well. So, they have a lot of encoding to do.
 
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Stella

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musicpyrite said:
Today- America
Tommorow- Europe
The next day- The world
Muhahahah

:)

The week after, the record companies kill all online music stores by rising the price to $2.49.
 
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macridah

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This will also help the new london store launch. This will be a good summer/year for europe ... ipod mini, itunes music store, new store ... cool.

Maybe I should start planning my vacation ...
 
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howard

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wow this is really exciting. I'm hoping this will break down some of the barriers as far as imports and getting music from other parts of the world. There are a number a bands i would love to check out in places... UK, Sweden, France, that either i can't get here or cost $30 cause its an import.

also, this could potential double if not more, the amount of downloads per week
 
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Bear

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Maybe we'll hear something around the 28th of this month. Apple did say there wold be an itunes Music Store announcement around the anniversary of the store.

Of course this might just be the number of songs sold in the first year.
 
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whooleytoo

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I'm surprised Ireland isn't in the initial list. It is a tiny market, but there's no language problem, no currency problem (if Germany and France are already being catered to), and Ireland's licensing laws are pretty much based on the UK's.

It's easy money! ;)
 
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hayesk

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Apple will use revenue from the iTMS and BUY the record companies ;) :rolleyes: And STOP screwing the artists!!

Well, they'll definitely lose their lawsuit from Apple Corps. Unless Apple Comp. buys them first.
 
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Zaty

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That's really great news. What's interesting though is that it will launch initially in Germany, France and in the UK, only. As I said in another post a few days ago, Someone at Apple Switzerland said in an interview at the beginning of the year that iTMS was ready to be lauchend in Switzerland but they would have to wait until the rest of Europe was ready. If this true, why can't the Swiss store and stores in other countries that are ready be launched on the same day as Germany, France and the UK?
 
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the_mole1314

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Good to see that Apple decided to do the one-country-at-a-time approach instead of the all-at-once approach. I think they'll get more money for it this way.
 
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