Tuesday June 15, 2004 8:30 am
Apple Launches iTunes in Europe
Today Apple released the long awaited European version of it’s uber-popular iTunes Music Store. Apparently, while the “Big 5” labels are all signed, sealed, and delivered on the service, the independant record labels have decided to stay out. They are claiming that Apple is attempting to put them out of business. Personally, I don’t see the big deal. iTunes is just another avenue available for purchasing music. I don’t know how it is in Europe, but in the U.S. it seems that iTunes goes out of it’s way to promote the independant artists on the service.