iTunes Sets New Record With 25 Billion Songs Downloaded
Apple’s iTunes Store set a new record with 25 billion songs purchased. The 25 billionth song came from an Apple user in Germany who downloaded “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) and that lucky fan received an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 euros ($13,537 U.S dollars).
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”
Apple has over 26 millions songs in iTunes and is available in 119 countries.