iTunes Music Store to arrive in Denmark this October

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in iPod + iTunes + AppleTV edited January 2014
Apple will unveil a Danish version of its iTunes online music store this October, the Copenhagen Times is reporting.



A few days prior to the iTunes launch, rival Miscrosoft is expected to debut its own music download site, MSN Music, in Denmark.



Representatives for Apple Computer told the publication that while they'reÂ*aware of Microsoft's plans, the brewing battle for online music fans in Denmark isn't intimidating to them.



"Our product is incredibly user-friendly, and our success on the online music market will be aided along by our music playback technology iPod," said Apple Denmark product director Henrik Ryle.



No further details on the launch were provided.



Earlier this year, Apple opened online music stores in UK, France and Germany. However, the company has yet to negotiate a deal that would allow them to deliver a variant of its iTunes Music Store to major markets such as Canada and Japan.

Comments

  • Reply 1 of 15
    d_pd_p Posts: 2member
    mmmm... danish...
  • Reply 2 of 15
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Wow I almost feel this news was written only to serve me. Its an honor Kasper



    But Copenhagen Post? I could not live more central of Copenhagen and the name of that paper doesn´t ring a bell to me at all. And Apple Denmark is known to know less than a door stopper in CompUSA about whats around the corner.



    But you got me exited nonetheless
  • Reply 3 of 15
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Anders

    But Copenhagen Post? I could not live more central of Copenhagen and the name of that paper doesn´t ring a bell to me at all.



    It's a paper in English targeted at foreigners (duh).
  • Reply 4 of 15
    andersanders Posts: 6,523member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by JLL

    It's a paper in English targeted at foreigners



    Ahh a reverse politiken weekly



    Quote:

    Originally posted by JLL

    (duh).



    Hey. ignorance is bliss
  • Reply 5 of 15
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Anders

    Ahh a reverse politiken weekly







    Hey. ignorance is bliss




    By duh I was referring to my note about the paper being targeted towards foreigners - since it's in English
  • Reply 6 of 15
    kurtkurt Posts: 225member
    My mother is from Denmark (Danemark), a little town near Glostrup called Hersteroster (hope I didn't misspell it too much). Beautiful country.
  • Reply 7 of 15
    From the press-release in June on iTunes UK, France & Germany:



    http://www.apple.com/pr/library/2004/jun/15itunes.html



    "Apple also today announced that it will launch a European Union version of the iTunes Music Store in October of this year."
  • Reply 8 of 15
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Kurt

    My mother is from Denmark (Danemark), a little town near Glostrup called Hersteroster (hope I didn't misspell it too much). Beautiful country.



    I think you did... That name doesnt ring ANY bell to me..



    But back to topic... "Inside-info"?
  • Reply 9 of 15
    jlljll Posts: 2,709member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by T'hain Esh Kelch

    I think you did... That name doesnt ring ANY bell to me..



    But back to topic... "Inside-info"?




    Herstedøster
  • Reply 10 of 15
    frank777frank777 Posts: 5,805member
    This is too bizarre. Nobody is going to convince me that Denmark is a more important market for Apple than Canada.



    What's taking so long? There are competing services up and running, so it can't be the labels or regulatory bodies. Is it the fact that P2P is legal? Is Apple just taking a stand?
  • Reply 11 of 15
    If (when) Apple will open its iTunes EU store to all countries in the European Union the market is big, we are more than 450 million people living in the EU member countries...



    http://europa.eu.int/comm/eurostat/n...a/caa/caa10000
  • Reply 12 of 15
    amorphamorph Posts: 7,112member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Frank777

    This is too bizarre. Nobody is going to convince me that Denmark is a more important market for Apple than Canada.



    What's taking so long? There are competing services up and running, so it can't be the labels or regulatory bodies. Is it the fact that P2P is legal? Is Apple just taking a stand?




    It's hard to get a straight story out of Canada, especially since Apple isn't talking, but the fact that P2P has been ruled legal (because royalties are paid with a levy on media) might be one consideration. They can still compete with P2P, but they can't use the "bad karma" argument, and if Canada also taxes the iPod then they'll be paying royalties twice (which is, of course, exactly what the publishers want).



    Also, remember that Apple is pushing one contract with liberal and uniform DRM to all parties, and they won't launch until they have a fairly complete catalog. Services that are content to offer smaller catalogs or inconsistent and more restrictive DRM can launch sooner. Also, native Canadian companies have a leg up over foreign companies like Apple in terms of support and encouragement from the government there.



    I imagine the situation in Japan is similar: We won't see iTMS in Japan until Sony's had a chance to get their solution established; if iTMS is seen as too much of a threat, Japan might not see it for a long time, if ever.



    Publishers do not like the idea of a dominant store that can dictate terms, especially since they already dictate more liberal (to the customers) terms than the labels are comfortable with.
  • Reply 13 of 15
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Frank777

    This is too bizarre. Nobody is going to convince me that Denmark is a more important market for Apple than Canada.



    What's taking so long? There are competing services up and running, so it can't be the labels or regulatory bodies. Is it the fact that P2P is legal? Is Apple just taking a stand?




    Well, Steve Ballmer has already stated that Denmark is a perfect Microsoft-country.. So maybe thats why? As I would like to put it... "Windows machines, they're everywhere!!"



    Quote:

    Originally posted by JLL

    Herstedøster



    Aaah.. SÅ giver det pludseligt meget mere mening!
  • Reply 14 of 15
    idunnoidunno Posts: 645member
    I guess Princess Mary will now be the only Aussie with access to the iTMS... C'mon Apple, what about Australia!



    iDunno
  • Reply 15 of 15
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Apple Canada needs to compete against the alliance of FutureShop/BestBuy/PureTracks....and worse.....SOCAN and CIPO



    Not gonna be easy.....
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