Music Store: No Canada?

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Okay, we didn't join the Coalition of the Willing, but that's no reason to lock us out of the Music Store!



Canada is the most broadband nation on Earth. The market up here would be huge at $0.99 USD/song.



Why isn't the service "US and Canada Only" as most Apple products/services usually are?

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  • Reply 1 of 7
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Frank777

    Okay, we didn't join the Coalition of the Willing, but that's no reason to lock us out of the Music Store!



    Canada is the most broadband nation on Earth. The market up here would be huge at $0.99 USD/song.



    Why isn't the service "US and Canada Only" as most Apple products/services usually are?




    the problem is most likely in licensing, most music is licensed for distribution differenlty outside of the US, including Canadan, they got the top 5 record labels, but outside the U.S. many of these labels don't actually have the rights to the music. thats most likely one of the major problems
  • Reply 2 of 7
    macsrgood4umacsrgood4u Posts: 3,007member
    Canadian and other territories will be added by the end of the year when licensing of the songs is worked out. It is also reported that Windows users will also be able to use the iTunes Music Store (does this mean iTunes for PCs/ - sure sounds like it) by the end of the year.
  • Reply 3 of 7
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,770member
    That would be good.



    Is this an educated guess or do you have a source or link?
  • Reply 4 of 7
    satchmosatchmo Posts: 2,699member
    Kind of ironic that it's not available in Canada considering the QuickTime video has Alanis Morrisette promoting the Music Store.
  • Reply 5 of 7
    davegeedavegee Posts: 2,765member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by satchmo

    Kind of ironic that it's not available in Canada considering the QuickTime video has Alanis Morrisette promoting the Music Store.



    Boy isn't that strange.



    Now let's see...



    Is Apple not yet providing music to the rest of the world via their new service because:



    1 - Apple don't want the sales and/or they figured it would neat to piss of the rest of the world.

    2 - Past/Current contracts that music *and* video content owners signed have made it much harder for companies like Apple and other online services to support places outside the US.



    Gee ... let's think about this for awhile...



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  • Reply 6 of 7
    stunnedstunned Posts: 1,096member
    sigh. No reason for me to download iTunes4 then....
  • Reply 7 of 7
    Give it time. Every record label has a head office in different countries, different artist in their stable, every country has different royalty fees. Apple is going to have to work out contract with Sony Canada, EMI Canada, blah blah blah. Same for every other country hoping to have access to iTMS. I think we will all be feeling the love in good time.
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