I-tunes faces European inquiry over pricing

January 2005

Record Labels

Apple will face a European Commission inquiry over the price United Kingdom downloaders have to pay for using the service. Typically a UK download costs 79p but a mainland European download E99, or 68p at present exchange rates. Consumers can only download in a country where they hold a relevant bank account registered. Apple holds around 70% of the global download market although now faces growing competition from services such as Sonyconnect, Mycokemusic, HMV and now in the UK superstore Tesco.

See: www.guardian.co.uk/arts/netmusic

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