Apple general manager and vice president for Europe, the Middle East and Africa Pascal Cagni will speak at a London digital music conference next week.

Cagni will deliver a keynote speech at the Jupiter Research Plug.IN Digital Music Forum in London on March 15.

Apple dominates the fast-expanding European music download market, according to Jupiter Research analysts, who recently revealed that Europe's legitimate digital music market was worth €192 million in 2005, 267 per cent more than in 2004.

Jupiter Research analyst Mark Mulligan said that just 5 per cent of European internet users paid for digital music in 2005.

"Apple dominates the market, so a large share of what we're seeing is actually the success of Apple rather than digital music as a whole," he observed, with new mobile and music subscription services ready to enter the market.