Apple launches iTunes Music Store Billion Songs Coundown; win iMac, 10 iPods, $10,000 iTunes Card

Apple Computer, Inc. has launched their “iTunes Music Store Billion Songs Coundown.”

Music lovers like you in 21 countries around the globe have purchased nearly one billion songs from the iTunes Music Store. And as we count down to this massive milestone in digital music history, we’d like to thank you for joining us.

We’ve got one billion reasons to celebrate, and we’re starting with you. As we mark our way to one billion, the music fans who download every 100,000th song will receive a prize package featuring a black 4GB iPod nano and a $100 iTunes Music Card (good for any media type).

And if you’re the lucky grand-prize winner who downloads the billionth song from the iTunes Music Store, you’ll receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 60GB iPods, and a $10,000 iTunes Music Card (good for any media type) to jumpstart your digital music collection. In addition, Apple will create a full-ride scholarship in your name to a world-renowned music school. Just think: You could help launch the careers of an entire generation of musicians.

The best digital jukebox and the #1 music download store, iTunes is the best way for Mac and PC users to legally discover, purchase, and download music. Visit the iTunes Music Store 24/7, purchase individual songs or entire albums, search and browse for new music, enjoy groundbreaking personal use rights, then sync everything to your iPod seamlessly.

Apple has a “Billion Songs Countdown” counter running on which currently stands at 950,783,905.

More info and official rules here.
Wonder if the winner will also get a phone call from Steve Jobs?

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Related articles:
Apple launches iTunes Music Store Countdown to half a billion songs; win 10 iPods, 10,000 songs – July 05, 2005
Apple CEO Steve Jobs phones 100 millionth song winner at 12:45 am – July 12, 2004


  1. SWEET! I cannot believe iTunes is approaching one billion. I wonder what they will give away when they hit one trillion!

    This go around, I am going to win an iPod gosh darnit. ” width=”19″ height=”19″ alt=”grin” style=”border:0;” />

  2. I clicked the link and watched the numbers roll.

    That is very impressive.

    Wish me luck.

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  3. but then .. so is India, China, Central and South America, the Arab countries, the Balkans, and and .. errr .. all the people with the coolest music are excluded. pfffttt. C’mon Stevo .. get a fooking clue, dude.

  4. Damn. Have get the credit card ready.
    *Increasing the credit limit to 49 128 665*
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