Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and
downloaded more than 200 million songs from its European iTunes Music Stores in just over two years, and the iTunes music catalog now includes more than three million songs from major music companies and over 1,000 independent record labels.
Launched in the UK, France and Germany in June 2004, the iTunes Music Store now operates
in 17 European countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland,
Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. All
iTunes Music Stores offer the same innovative features, breakthrough pricing and
seamless integration with iPod that have made iTunes the number one online music
service in the world.
With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated video and
podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod and
personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac and
PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music and videos online. The iTunes
Music Store features a selection of over 2,500 music videos, Pixar short films, and more
than three million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent