Russia may be among the initial launch countries for Apple's rumored music service

According to a report from Billboard, Russia may be one of the first countries Apple is targeting for an international launch of its rumored music streaming service. From Billboard:

The business daily Vedomosti quoted sources at several leading Russian record labels as saying that Russia is going to be among the first countries where Apple will launch its music service, and negotiations with local labels about expanding digital rights to streaming are in progress.

Apple's streaming music service, rumored to simply be called "Apple Music", is expected to debut at WWDC 2015 in June at a price point of $9.99 per month. It's unclear how wide a potential international launch of the service may be, but if today's report is true, it looks like Russia may be among the initial launch countries.

Source: Billboard; Via: MacRumors

Dan Thorp-Lancaster