European Music Store Delayed?

This article reports that Apple's iTunes Music Store for Europe may be delayed further -- into next year:

    Attempts by Apple Computer to launch a European version of its online "Music Store", where people can download individual songs, has been held up until next year by disputes between record companies and their artists over licensing.

According to the article, the legal issues are more complicated than in the United States, resulting in the delays. While Apple Exec Pascal Cagni only stated that it would "not be ready by September," one music industry source speculated that it would not be up until the following year.