Apple today announced the launch of the iTunes Music Store in 56 additional countries, and the entire catalog of Planet Hype titles will represent! Along with our popular artists like M:G, Charity Vance, Todrick Hall, Jocelyn Enriquez, Rex Navarrete and Sway Peñala, the iTunes Store will feature local artists including Elka in Russia, Sezen Aksu in Turkey, AR Rahman in India, and Zahara in South Africa. Customers can choose from over 20 million songs in total, available to purchase and download instantly.
New Planet Hype distribution regions via iTunes
- Europe — Belarus, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine
- Africa, the Middle East and India — Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea-Bissau, India, Israel, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Swaziland, United Arab Emirates, Uganda, Zimbabwe
- Asia Pacific — Fiji, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Micronesia, Mongolia, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
- Latin America and the Caribbean — Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Trinidad and Tobago
The iTunes Store is now available in 119 countries and is the best way for iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users to discover, purchase and download music online. All music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus, Apple’s DRM-free format with high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.
iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously purchased iTunes music to all your iOS devices at no additional cost, and new music purchases can be downloaded automatically to all your devices. In addition, music not purchased from the iTunes Store can gain the same benefits by using iTunes Match, a service that stores your entire music library in iCloud for access at any time, from any iOS device. iTunes Match is available for purchase in the new countries added today.
iTunes 11 for Mac and Windows includes the iTunes Store and is available as a free download from Apple. iTunes Store purchases require a valid credit card with a billing address in country.