According to AppleInsider
, Apple is actively attempting to finalize arrangements that will deliver the iTunes Music Store to several European countries this October. Already offered in the US, the UK, France & Germany, the localized versions of the iTMS make available Apple's large catalog of per-track music downloads, along with music videos and spoken-word content from Audible.com
. So far, Apple has yet to negotiate a deal for a Japanese or Canadian localization of the store.
MSN Music, the audio-download store from Microsoft, is expected to debut prior to the iTMS in Denmark. Apple has apparently gone on record as saying they're not intimidated by the competition.