“Coca-Cola’s music download site Mycokemusic.com has reacted to the launch of Apple’s iTunes with claims it is still Europe’s biggest online store. The site, which launched in January, said in a statement it had attracted more than 2.5 million visitors in the last two months and sold 500,000 songs. Apple launched its iTunes music store in the UK, France and Germany on Tuesday, offering 700,000 songs,” BBC News reports.
“Mycokemusic.com charges on average 99p per track, while iTunes charges 79p. Coca Cola spokesman Rafael McDonnell said: ‘Research showed us that downloading music was going be a huge change in the way that consumers access music and we were ahead of the curve with the introduction of Mycokemusic.com,'” BBC News reports.
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MacDailyNews Take: 500,000 songs in the last two months? Astounding. As in “astoundlingly poor.” Steve Jobs must be paying Coke for this publicity, since it’ll take Apple a week at most to pass 500,000 songs sold via their Euro (UK, Germany, France) iTunes Music Stores. Coke should stick to selling sugared water instead. At last count, in the U.S., Apple is selling over 3.5 million songs per week or over 500,000 per day.