At his appearance at the Code Conference, Apple SVP Eddy Cue “noted that Apple just crossed 35 billion songs sold this past week,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac. “That’s up from the 25 billion songs purchased and downloaded that Apple announced in February of last year. Cue said sold, but we’re assuming that 35 billion number includes both purchases and downloads like Apple’s stat did in its press release last year.”

Kahn reports, “Cue also noted that iTunes has around 800 million customers total and around 40 million iTunes Radio listeners in the U.S. and Australia with a lot of growth coming internationally.”

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MacDailyNews Note: At the end of April 2014, Pandora Internet Radio’s, which operates in the United States, Australia and New Zealand, had 76 million active listeners.

iTunes Radio debuted in the United States of America on September 18, 2013 and in Australia on February 11, 2014.

Not bad, iTunes Radio, not bad at all!

The Apple iTunes Store Milestones:
• May 28, 2014: 35 billion songs.
• February 6, 2013: 25 billion songs.
• February 24, 2010: 10 billion songs.
• June 19, 2008: 5 billion songs.
• February 26, 2008: 4 billion songs.
• July 31, 2007: 3 billion songs.
• April 09, 2007: 2.5 billion songs.
• January 09, 2007: 2 billion songs.
• February 23, 2006: 1 billion songs.
• February 7, 2006: 950 million songs.
• January 9, 2006: 850 million songs.
• October 25, 2005: Available in Australia.
• August 4, 2005: Available in Japan.
• July 17, 2005: 500 million songs.
• May 10, 2005: 400 million songs. Available in Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Switzerland.
• January 24, 2005: 250 million songs.
• December 16, 2004: 200 million songs.
• December 2, 2004: Available in Canada.
• October 26, 2004: Available in the European Union.
• October 14, 2004: 150 million songs.
• July 12, 2004: 100 million songs.
• June 15, 2004: Available in UK, France, and Germany.
• April 28, 2004: 70 million songs.
• March 15, 2004: 50 million songs.
• December 15, 2003: 25 million songs.
• October 16, 2003: Available for Windows. 13 million songs.
• September 8, 2003: 10 million songs.
• June 23, 2003: 5 million songs.
• May 14, 2003: 2 million songs.
• May 5, 2003: One million songs.
• April 28, 2003: Launched in United States.

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