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iTunes: 5 million Beatles songs, 1 million albums sold

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Apple has revealed that five million songs by The Beatles have been sold on the iTunes Store since the band’s catalog debuted in November. The Loop reports that one million albums have also been sold, with Abbey Road representing the best-selling album in the U.S., and “Here Comes the Sun” the top-selling song. Notably, these numbers suggest that sales of The Beatles’ music on iTunes slowed considerably after the first week, during which more than 450,000 albums and more than two million individual songs were sold. Apple has exclusive digital rights for The Beatles’ catalog into this year, although a precise exclusivity end date has not been announced.

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While I confess that I will probably never quite *get* the why of iTunes success, it is nonetheless interesting that a band that hasn’t had any new material in close to 40 years outsold the overwhelming majority of current artists through iTunes alone.

Posted by Code Monkey in Midstate New York on January 19, 2011 at 11:08 AM (CST)

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It’s clear from many of the comments that you’ve made elsewhere that you think before making purchases, even online.  I suspect iTunes capitalizes on the fact that most users don’t put that much thought into something before pouncing on the “Buy” button, something that is especially true in our instant-gratification-driven society. :)

Posted by Jesse Hollington in Toronto on January 19, 2011 at 12:17 PM (CST)

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