Apple Press Info

Apple Launches iTunes Music Store in Canada

Same Innovative Features & Breakthrough Price of 99 Canadian Cents Per Song

CUPERTINO, California—December 2, 2004—Apple® launched its revolutionary iTunes® Music Store in Canada, giving music fans in Canada the same innovative features and breakthrough price of $.99 CDN per song that have made iTunes the number one online music service in the world. With Apple’s legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod® and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for PC and Mac® users to legally discover, purchase and download music online.

“The demand across Canada for the iTunes Music Store has been overwhelming,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Applications. “We are excited to be able to offer music fans in Canada their own customized iTunes Music Store featuring many top Canadian artist exclusives.”

The iTunes Music Store in Canada features over 700,000 songs and dozens of exclusive tracks from a wide variety of leading worldwide artists, including songs from Alanis Morissette, The Tragically Hip, Sarah McLachlan, Auf Der Maur, Delerium, Black Eyed Peas, Chingy, Toby Keith, Diana Krall and 3 Doors Down. “Push” from Sarah McLachlan and “The Love Song” from K-Os are also featured as exclusive videos.

With the same groundbreaking personal use rights as in the US and Europe, the iTunes Music Store in Canada gives users the ability to play songs on up to five personal computers, burn a single song onto CDs an unlimited number of times, burn the same playlist up to seven times and listen to their music on an unlimited number of iPods. The iTunes Music Store in Canada offers PC and Mac users the same innovative features including:

Pricing & Availability
iTunes for Mac and Windows includes the Canadian iTunes Music Store and is available as a free download immediately from www.itunes.com. The iTunes Music Store in Canada works with the Canadian dollar, and purchase and download of songs requires a valid credit card with a billing address in Canada. Further information about iTunes or iPod can be found at www.apple.com

Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.

Press Contacts:
Tom Neumayr
Apple
(408) 974-1972
tneumayr@apple.com

Natalie Kerris
Apple
(408) 974-6877
nat@apple.com

Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, iTunes and iPod are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

 

Apple Media Helpline (408) 974-2042