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Apple: iTunes Music Store at 1 million songs

“Apple today announced that the iTunes Music Store now has over one million songs available for download in the US, becoming the first and only online digital music service to offer consumers a million song catalog. The iTunes Music Store features music from all five major record labels and over 600 leading independent labels from around the world. With more than 100 million songs downloaded and more than 70 percent market share of legal downloads for singles and albums, the iTunes Music Store is the world’s number one online music service.

‘The iTunes Music Store offers the world’s most extensive collection of downloadable music with over one million tracks available,

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Good news for Apple. Shame it’s not quite as good in the EU - yet.

Posted by Dave on August 10, 2004 at 10:08 AM (CDT)


Great progress.

I hope it’s also true that Apple and labels are working to open up huge out-of-print back catalogs.

Posted by Nagromme on August 10, 2004 at 10:15 AM (CDT)


This proves that Itunes is the definitive legal music downloading service. All they need now is to score the Beatles catalog, and other big name artists like them, and they will be set.

Posted by Jeff C. on August 10, 2004 at 10:18 AM (CDT)


I agree - it’s okay bragging but it only currently extends to the USA - what about the rest of us?  I still don’t see why the catalogues have to be different!

Posted by Trunk Guy in London on August 10, 2004 at 10:32 AM (CDT)


Trunk: Different entities hold the rights to the same work in different jurisdictions… Apple has to secure licensing terms in each one, some play ball, some don’t. Should Apple hold out offering a song until it secures rights in ALL the markets it serves or offer it where available, when available?

Posted by Vaughn Cordero on August 10, 2004 at 10:42 AM (CDT)


Definitely a landmark set.  Hopefully they will get some of those out-of-print music on the site.

Posted by Asian_N02 in Delaware on August 10, 2004 at 10:59 AM (CDT)


yah, like “technoscratch” by knights of the turntables. . . . . word !!!

Posted by 6nsa on August 10, 2004 at 11:06 AM (CDT)


That’s great, but where is the DMB?

Posted by Brad on August 10, 2004 at 11:09 AM (CDT)


Thatys great, but there’s still no Metallica…

Posted by Faramir on August 10, 2004 at 11:41 AM (CDT)


This whole deal where the same music has different licensing in different countries is CRAZY!  I can buy 1 Swervedriver album in the US but none in their home country of the UK???  Where they might actually sell some songs???  Jeez.
It’s just crap.

Posted by pkrug on August 10, 2004 at 12:15 PM (CDT)


No Jethro Tull.  And when is Apple going to offer something more than 128 bit downloads?

Posted by Obadiah on August 10, 2004 at 1:13 PM (CDT)


I love the itunes, but there’s still no Zeppelin, DMB, or Beatles…

Posted by Matt on August 11, 2004 at 7:48 PM (CDT)


Yeah, no Jethro Tull! <boo-hoo!> I’ve been waiting so long for it too….

Posted by Gene on October 12, 2004 at 3:11 PM (CDT)

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