Macworld UK is reporting that Apple’s European iTunes Store, which is expected to launch today, will do so without independent music labels. “The UK launch of iTunes Music Store promises to be somewhat muted as the company has failed to license repertoire from the critically and commercially acclaimed European independent record sector to its new service,” states The Association of Independent Music (AIM) in the story. “Many companies were only approached to participate over the last few days and independent label communities across Europe including France’s UPFI, Germany’s VUT and Sweden’s SOM have had little correspondence with Apple. The European Independent record sector commands 22 per cent of the European market at retail,” AIM explains. Macworld UK has the full story.