Apple Announces 25 Billion Songs Sold via iTunes

Posted February 6, 2013 at 4:31pm by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 5137 views

Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 25 billion songs from the iTunes Store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive a €10,000 iTunes 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,” 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.”

Apple says the iTunes Store is now available in 119 countries and has a catalog of over 26 million songs.

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Thoune - February 8, 2013 at 12:47am
From my calculation it was about 3.2 years to get 25 billion songs or that was about 7.7 billion songs per year. That's a lot !!!
Justin - February 8, 2013 at 7:31am
What up
Your Mom - February 6, 2013 at 8:28pm
Im guessing half of these are Gangnam Style????? :)
Raghu ram - February 6, 2013 at 4:40pm
Its a good news to all apple lovers
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