iTMS International - By Years End?

EuropeMedia provides a timeframe for Apple's expansion of the iTunes Music Service into Europe:

    Computer innovator Apple is reported to be in advanced talks with European record labels in a push to launch a version of its iTunes mecord store in Europe before the end of the year.

A previous report had indicated that Apple Europe had a significant interest in expanding the service to European users, but did not provide a timeframe for the launch.