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iTMS sells 3.3 million songs in one week

“Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded a record setting 3.3 million songs from its third generation iTunes Music Store since its launch one week ago. Highlighting the popularity of its innovative new features, iTunes users have already published more than 20,000 iMixes, and those iMixes have been rated by fellow iTunes users over 50,000 times. In addition to the 3.3 million purchased songs, iTunes users have downloaded more than 500,000 free songs from popular artists including Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love, Annie Lennox, Jane

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Is it me, or does Steve Jobs like to use “in the world’ just a little too much?

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 10:53 AM (CDT)

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It is a great product indeed…now, if Apple would just fix the bug in version 4.5 that prohibits me from sharing my iTunes library on my home network, I’d be even more pleased.  worked fine in 4.2!

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 10:55 AM (CDT)

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wow, 3.3 million songs in one week… i remember last summer when they were celebrating the over a million mark since store opening.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 11:50 AM (CDT)

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Any other company would have slanted the numbers (truthfully) as far as possible and said “3.8 million downloads.”

But Apple knows some “journalists” will only accept that from companies tied to Microsoft and WMA :) So they are extra careful to say 3.3 million paid downloads PLUS .5 million free downloads.

For the iPod platform—and for Apple’s bottom line—the 3.8 number is the more important one. The iTunes store makes a small profit, and digging into that doesn’t mean much compared to getting a half-million more iPod-ready songs out there. And with “Free!” to attract people, I bet a lot of them are first-timers.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 1:09 PM (CDT)

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Re sharing your library: did you upgrade the OTHER machine to iTunes 4.5 too? You have to.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 1:10 PM (CDT)

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“did you upgrade the OTHER machine to iTunes 4.5 too? You have to.”

Yes, I did upgrade all of my computers to version 4.5.  Several others are reporting the same problem after upgrading to 4.5. Here’s a discussion on this problem on Apple’s boards, but still no fix: http://discussions.info.apple.com/webx?[email protected]@.68926b5a

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 5:04 PM (CDT)

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In the world?

iTunes is a piece of trash music player, and the music store is more expensive than me going to HMV and buying the CD

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 7:02 PM (CDT)

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I wish I had an HMV… never heard of that store. No CD store around here lets me buy just the good song(s) off a CD :)

And I’ve never seen as slick or powerful a way to manage my music as iTunes.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 5, 2004 at 9:26 PM (CDT)

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Piece of trash music player? Not hardly. iTunes is a GREAT program. (And this comes from a windows user, not an Apple fanboy)

I only wish I had downloaded it sooner!

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 2:40 AM (CDT)

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“iTunes is a GREAT program”

It’s a bit sluggish.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 9:11 AM (CDT)

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iTMS, 3.3 million, who cares!

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 10:48 AM (CDT)

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Try walking into HMV and asking to buy *one* song from a CD.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 1:04 PM (CDT)

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iTMS will be a bit player in a few years.

WalMart is gonna take their business.

Amazon is gonna take their business.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 2:01 PM (CDT)

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BigSid - some life you must have if your only entertainment is trolling on an iPod website. Even the orphans in the slums are laughing at you out of pity.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 6, 2004 at 11:37 PM (CDT)

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Nathan - Even the orphans in the slums are laughing at you out of pity.

Funny :>) comment, I’ll have to try and remember that one.

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 7, 2004 at 7:49 AM (CDT)

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I’m totally off iTunes until they (a) begin selling songs with a 192-bit encoding option, and (b) come out with bulk pricing.

The 128-bit songs sound like crap.

And why the hell would anyone pay $50 for some of those iMixes? Buying real CDs used off Amazon and eBay works much better, AND you get the real deal. (A CD will certainly outlast 128-bit AAC, I’ll tell you that much.)

Posted by Dennis Lloyd in Irvine, CA on May 9, 2004 at 3:13 PM (CDT)

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