Apple launches new iTunes in 56 countries with local content
The Cupertino have announced through a press opening and expansion of its iTunes Store to 56 new countries among which are Russia, Indonesia and India. A move that nearly doubles the previous coverage reaching currently offer service to 119 countries.
A story that has been known hours after being reported activation of iTunes in Russia, Turkey and South Africa, with which users could purchase country music and videos from the online store.
This expansion will not be the same for everyone. The 56 newly added countries enjoy access to the iTunes Music Store, but only Russia, Turkey, India and Indonesia may make purchases of movies or videos. According to the release of Apple, the service is available in selected additional countries, but did not specify the time or who would.
The news is accompanied by the addition of local content for all of them. That is, part of the musical content from the United States, the 56 countries will benefit from local artists. Apple’s statement reads:
The iTunes Store will feature local artists, including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa, international artists like The Beatles, Coldplay and Taylor Swift, and world renowned musicians like Classical Lang Lang, Yo Yo Ma and Wang Yuja. Customers can choose from over 20 million songs available for purchase and download in the iTunes store.
The massive deployment of evidence Apple continued work to expand the reach of the largest music store in the world with agreements with music publishers to license existing regional and overseas.
56 new countries, most of Asia and Africa, that already can download iTunes 11 for free through the Apple website.Tags: Apple, iTunes Store