Apple is working hard to expand its iTunes Radio service to UK and Canadian customers by early 2014 sources have told Bloomberg.
If Apple indeed expand into the two countries in that time-scale, it’ll be a blow to rival Pandora in pursuit of markets outside the United States. The reports also say that Apple is also gearing up to enter Australia and New Zealand, where Pandora already ply their trade.
The reason for the sudden time scale jump is said to be because Apple has been able to come to agreements with record labels such as Vivendi’s Universal Music Group for international rights to the songs. 11 million listeners have already been trying out the service in the US after it’s launch. Apple has also already scored a victory by having Justin Timberlakes new album available exclusively to stream on their service before a day before the albums official launch.
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