is reporting that Apple Europe is working to establish the iTunes Music Service across Europe.
One of the constant complaints against Apple is that it favors North American users. There are no Apple retail stores outside the US and you can’t order iPhoto albums in most countries.
Apple Europe vice president Pascal Cagni told UK music publication Music Week that discussions are “set to begin in earnest,” following the store’s US launch. Music Week reports that Apple may launch the service initially in those European territories with higher Internet penetration, such as the UK.
One possible roadblock: European music companies’ digital-rights management structures could pose problems. However, Feral Gara, EMI head of new media, told Macworld UK that “we are technology-agnostic in our approach.”