iTunes Reaches New Milestone: 25 Billion Songs Sold
Article by George Norman
On 07 Feb 2013
A €10,000 iTunes gift card goes to Phillip Lüpke from Germany, the one who downloaded the 25 billionth song from the iTunes Store.

On Wednesday Apple announced that more than 25 billion songs have been sold via its iTunes Store, thus proving that it is the most popular online music, TV and movie store in the world. The lucky downloader to get the 25 billionth song is Phillip Lüpke from Germany, who received a €10,000 (about $13,500) iTunes gift card as a reward from Apple. The song Philip downloaded from iTunes was, drum rolls please, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch.

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“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”

I remind you that more than 26 millions songs are available for download on the iTunes Store. iPhone, iPad, iPod, Mac and PC users from 119 countries can use the iTunes Store to discover and download any kind of music they want. By using high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding, Apple offers top quality audio that is virtually indistinguishable from the original recordings.

“In a lot of ways, iTunes has leveled the playing field for musicians. Whether you’re unsigned, indie, major, whatever—it’s the place most people go to buy digital music,” said Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers. “iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not yet established or popular.”

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