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Cash tune becomes 10 billionth song sold on iTunes

Apple today announced the winner of its Countdown to 10 Billion Songs promotion, which ended yesterday with the sale of the 10 billionth song. “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash, was purchased by Louie Sulcer of Woodstock, Georgia, and became the 10 billionth song downloaded from the iTunes Store. As the winner of the promotion, Sulcer will receive a $10,000 iTunes Gift Card. “We’re grateful to all of our customers for helping us reach this amazing milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of Internet Services. “We’re proud that iTunes has become the number one music retailer in the world, and selling 10 billion songs is truly staggering.”

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Don’t get me wrong, the gift card was a nice gesture, but wouldn’t it be a little hard to spend $10k in the iTunes store? I suppose you could buy a thousand movies, but could you imagine how long it would take to download all that stuff? Is it possible to re-gift some of it?

Posted by Paul on February 25, 2010 at 12:27 PM (CST)


Louie Sulcer, my new best friend ;)

Posted by rockmyplimsoul on February 25, 2010 at 1:10 PM (CST)


If it works like any other iTunes Store Gift Card it goes on credit and can’t be used to buy gift certificates or gift cards, although I think you can use it to purchase specific items as gifts.

The key point, however, is that there’s no expiry date on the credit balance. It’s not that difficult to spend $10K on the iTunes Store over the course of several years (speaking from personal experience… ;) ).

Posted by Jesse Hollington on February 25, 2010 at 3:49 PM (CST)


Wouldn’t the prize have made more sense if it were a $10K Apple Store (not just iTunes Store) gift card?

Posted by Herr Doktor on February 25, 2010 at 4:44 PM (CST)

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