“Observers are calling the launch of Apple Computer’s digital music service the iTunes Music Store an overwhelming success, Billboard Bulletin reports. The service, which went live Monday, sold an estimated 275,000 tracks at 99 cents apiece in its first 18 hours, according to major-label sources,” reports Billboard.com
Billboard continues, “The feat is especially remarkable when considering that the offering is available only to the limited universe of users of Apple computers… Apple says it plans to make iTunes compatible with the PC by the end of the year. Sources tell Bulletin that two major labels have already cut wholesale agreements with Apple for the Windows version of the service.”
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MacDailyNews Take: A Windows version of iTunes is needed quickly here, Apple. Do not squander this opportunity to own a significant portion of a very lucrative market (like you screwed up your shot at the personal computer market back in the dark, Steveless days of the early 1990’s). Move quickly and you’ll own modern music distribution.