Apple iTunes Music Store nears one billion songs sold milestone

Apple Computer, Inc. is closing in on the one billions songs milestone in 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 997,823,905.

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Apple launches iTunes Music Store Billion Songs Coundown; win iMac, 10 iPods, $10,000 iTunes Card – February 07, 2006


  1. I have been hearing that Amazon’s New music service would have no impact on Apple’s iTunes.

    Does anyone really believe that?

    When people wanted an iPod they went to to get it.
    When people wanted an iMac they went to to get it.
    When people wanted an iBook they went to to get it.

    Amazon sold more Ipods than anyone else for Apple.

    So, if people go to to get another Apple product and they are offered a more cost effective of the same thing by Amazon, would they say NO THANKS ?

    If you are an Apple Addict, of course you would decline it however most people are not addicted to Apple, they would be happy with an alternative that costs less and easier to get.

    So, when this web site publishes news that Amazon’s MP3 service will be no threat to Apple’s iTunes, is it really thinking throughly?
    Or is it just giving its reader’s what they want to hear?

    I do not think of Amazon’s upcoming music service as another Yahoo or Sprint, Amazon is the most trusted shopping site on the internet.

    It is one place people would know they wouldnt have to re-enter their credit card and personal information to get what they want.

    Everything is basicly a click away.

  2. BuriedCaesar: True. But I just spoke with his publicist who regrets to inform us that he’ll probably miss the next few milestones too. (secret: he’s in the “mystery box”)

    When it hits nine billion will all of the stars go out without a fuss?

  3. 1 billion songs, all without the Beatles. I guess they really screwed up… as did any other artist that thought it was just a fad. If Apple Records would have saved their litigation costs and simply cooperated with Apple Computers, they’d all be a lot wealthier and have much better PR.

    But, it’s not too late. With a large focus upon the iTunes Music Store right now, it’d be a prefect time for these artists to join in and get a little free media coverage.

    …but F. Gump may be right, “Stupid is as stupid does.”

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