Earlier today, Apple announced the launch of the iTunes store in 56 additional countries, including Russia, Turkey, India, South Africa and Lebanon.
I'm going to go ahead and predict that at least half of them will do terribly in the coming year, seeing as the majority of these countries have bootleg songs available at crazy low prices. However Lebanon is a fickle prediction; though we have cheap CDs available for just a couple thou, as Beirutspring points out, Lebanese abroad do not.
Because there is such a large population of Lebanese people living outside Lebanon, and because the majority of them will be unable to find Lebanese music elsewhere, it looks like iTunes' Arab audience will sustain its music dominance in future years.
And anyways, we all want that latest Haifa track, right?
(Photo via beirutspring.com)