Apple iTunes sold more than 150 million songs

Posted on Sunday, Oct 17 2004 @ 23:49 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Apple has revealed that it has sold more than 150 million songs trough its online music store, iTunes. The company said that iTunes users are now downloading more than four million songs a week, a rate of over 200 million songs a year.
"Crossing 150 million downloads marks another major milestone for the online music business," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of applications, in a statement.

"We are looking forward to bringing iTunes to even more music lovers when we launch our pan-European Union music store soon."

Apple said that the 150 millionth song to be downloaded was Ex-Factor by Lauryn Hill, and was purchased by Beth Santisteven from Ignacio, Colorado.

ITunes is continuing to dominate the online music market in the face of increasing competition.
According to a research some 70% of all legally download music between Dec 2003 and July 2004 were from Apple iTunes.

Source: VNU Net


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