Digital Music Faces Hurdles in Europe

Reuters (via Digital Music Biz Faces Hurdles in Europe

Apple’s plans to take a bite out of the still nascent European sector will depend strongly on its capacity to deal with the region’s complex multilingual, multicultural and multi-regulatory issues. Moreover, it will face intense competition from already established music e-tailers and other U.S. rivals….
“You can’t go to a single place to get all the rights. To be able to deal with them requires physical traveling, a certain amount of negotiations expertise, and you need to be able to speak the native languages,” says Mark Mulligan, senior analyst at Internet research firm Jupiter Research.