Our fellow Europeans are veing stiffed when it comes to digital music. MacUser is reporting on the fact that levies on digital players means that in effect music lovers are paying twice for the music they’re enjoying.

Here’s the Business Software Alliance’s (BSA) take on things. It includes research owkr indicating that the DRM-enabled online music market in the U.S. and Europe is expected to reach approximately €1.86 billion in 2008, a nearly seven-fold rise from approximately €235 million in 2004. The online music market in western Europe alone is forecast to grow more than 500% by 2008 to €559.1 million, from €106.4 million in 2005.