#168195 - 05/27/0402:24 AMNapster launches in Canada, where's ITMS?!?!?!
So, Napster's music store launched in Canada today. ( http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=internetNews&storyID=5265866 ) That's the second music service to launch a Canadian, non-Mac-friendly music store in the last 8-9 months. Others have already launched in Europe too. And a year after Apple launched iTMS in the US, is it in Canada, or anywhere else yet? NO! Here's Apple repeating their earlier mistakes - letting their initial market leads slip away. Come on Apple! Get your act together!<br><br>
Not only that, but I think they're getting a bit worried about Apple being so dominant in the music download segment of the market. I think many of them are working on their own web stores, rather than rushing to market with Apple.<br><br>
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C'mon guys. It takes two to struck a deal. It's not just the labels fault. It's Apple's fault too. Clearly labels ARE willing to go for selling music on-line. As far as I know there are at least a few shops already open. I think there was a shop open even before iTMS opened. I think Apple is not very strong outside of the US in terms of business relationships. Especially in the rest of the world. In this sense MS has a much bigger chance to capture the on-line music distribution around the world. Let's hope it doesn't happen.<br><br>
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