iTunes finally launches in UK, France and Germany

Apple has finally launched their iTunes music store in the UK, France and Germany but not with the support of the majority of European independent record labels according to Macworld UK. There is so much competition out there now and as the market leader in the U.S. you can expect an agreement to be hammered out shortly but it must sting a little bit when all the other competing services have the independent labels on board except for Apple.
UPDATE! The Guardian Online has more details on the lack of independent labels in Licensing Row Mars iTunes Launch. Keep in mind it was written before the official launch today. The BBC also has more details in Row over iTunes deal for indies.
Later.