Apple signs three major European indie labels to iTunes

Users of Apples iTunes Music Store overseas now have a larger selection of music to choose from. Today Apple announced that they have signed up three independent music labels for its other Music Stores (UK, France, and Germany). Now users can buy songs from popular artists like The White Stripes, The Crystal Method, and Interpol.

Apple was criticized when the iTunes Music Store first launched in the UK, France and Germany in June because of the absence of independent music. That changed on Wednesday when Apple said that it has signed licensing agreements with three major European independent music labels; the agreement adds tens of thousands of additional tracks from leading independent artists to the service's UK, French and German stores.

Beggars Group, Sanctuary Records Group and V2 have all signed on to distribute music through the iTunes Music Store, bringing songs from Basement Jaxx, The Crystal Method, Interpol, The Libertines, Morrissey, The Pixies, Prodigy, Stereophonics, Paul Weller and The White Stripes to iTunes users in the UK, France and Germany.

News source: MacCentral

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