Apple iTunes Music Store Sold 25 Billion Songs

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As we speak, the Cupertino-giant Apple with its massive online music store has just surpassed another milestone of 25 billion songs downloaded. To commemorate the said significant event, Apple also announced its quietly ran contest for the 25 billionth song that concluded the milestone, in which the company handed €10,000 iTunes Gift Card.

The song “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany, he’s awarded with the gift card.

“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,” according to Eddy Cue, Apple’s Senior VP of Internet Software and Services.

Cue also mentioned that iTunes users now download an average of more than 15,000 songs per minute through the service.

If your memory is serving you right, the Cupertino-giant launched the iTunes music store back in 2003. The milestone of this humble online music store took only more than two years to sell one billion songs. In a snap of another four years after that to hit the 10 billion song download.

We can also equate the massive growth of companies who sell music online as mobile devices from smartphones, laptops and tablets makes it easy for users to download virtual copies of songs. That’s absolutely the scenario Apple perfectly demoed through its iDevices such as the iPhone, iPad and iPod which generates millions of download alone through iTunes.

We can expect iTunes to hit another milestone sooner as the music store now have over 26 million songs and made available to 199 countries after late last year’s expansion to 56 new countries.

If you think the 25-billion songs is certainly an incredible milestone, the App Store has massively distributed its apps generously with 40 billion apps downloaded from the virtual store to date. However, most of these apps are free.

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