Apple has concluded international licensing agreements that will take its iTunes Match service to Europe.
iTunes Match is a part of Apple’s new iCloud service, which allows users to store their media on Apple’s servers. On its own the service is limited to storing files that were purchased from iTunes – handy for those who’ve bought a lot of music, but not very useful for people who have a large CD collection that they want to digitize. People that subscribe to iTunes Match have the option to store unlimited amounts of music on iCloud for approximately $25 per year.
What will happen with international agreements beyond Europe remains to be seen, but Japan and South Korea would seem a logical next step.