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Apple is in position to extend iTunes across all European nations following agreement of a key trans-European distribution deal – just in time to support future Apple tablet sales.

Few details are available right now, but it should deliver pan-European performing rights for Apple to offer music from all PRS members (which pretty much includes all labels offering music in the UK market) as well as mechanical and performing rights license for content from Peer Music and Chrysalis Music.

The deal  also gives licensing framework for rights from other leading independent publishers (including those of the recently announced IMPEL scheme), a report explains. PRS For Music and Apple have signed the pan-European licensing deal.

The key move is significant because it should further Apple

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