After a lot of stumbles, Apple has launched a Canadian edition of it’s iTunes service. With 700,000 songs available for only 99¢ it maintains the less-than-a-buck/pound-a-song model here in Canada. The result means it’s cheaper to buy the same songs off of the Canadian iTunes than it is in U.S. or the U.K.
Not having an iPod, I won’t be in a rush to start buying songs on it, but I’ve still not tried out the homegrown Puretracks, either. That being said, I may finally use Puretracks now that they’re carrying songs I’d purchase. Plus, it sells many songs cheaper than iTunes does. (Aside: why does Puretracks block Firefox on its homepage? All the interior pages work fine in that browser.)