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iTunes Music Store tops 150 million songs downloaded

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By Dennis Lloyd

Publisher, iLounge
Published: Thursday, October 14, 2004
News Categories: iTunes

“Apple today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 150 million songs from the iTunes Music Store, marking another major milestone for the online music business. The 150 millionth song was “Ex-Factorâ€? by Lauryn Hill and was purchased by Beth Santisteven from Ignacio, Colorado. iTunes users are now downloading more than 4 million songs per week, a rate of over 200 million songs per year. Apple also announced the immediate availability of iTunes gift cards at all Best Buy stores.”

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Comments

1

That didn’t take long.

Don’t forget the most important thing in the press release: official word that a pan-EU store (that’s right, not multiple stores) will open soon.

Posted by Nagromme on October 14, 2004 at 9:02 AM (PDT)

2

stop counting already….these “news” posts are annoying as hell. Music isn’t mcdonalds.

Posted by iPodOwner,iTunesHata on October 14, 2004 at 10:48 AM (PDT)

3

who the heck cares about this ruckus. it is very silly that we are still counting. put something up there when they get to 1 billlion songs. then some of us will be happy


i love you

Posted by who cares on October 14, 2004 at 12:50 PM (PDT)

4

So ol’ Beth like Lauryn Hill, does she?

I hope Beth go something cool out of Apple over this story, what with the company beamingly advertising what she bought and all.  Glad to see the merits of defending personal privacy online alive and well. wink

Posted by buffalowings on October 14, 2004 at 12:59 PM (PDT)

5

I just want the iTunes music store to open here in Australia.

Posted by Bill Billy on October 14, 2004 at 5:12 PM (PDT)

6

That’s good news to hear that not only Target will carry iTunes music store gift cards.  For those of us with skeptical parents who aren’t too keen on using the credit card on the internet, buying gift cards for onself (seems silly, I know) is the only method to be able to use the iTunes music store; it’s nice that that’s another solution for people to make use of the service.

Posted by James Funk on October 14, 2004 at 7:12 PM (PDT)

7

I am glad Beth bought that one right before I downloaded that Michael Bolton song. I would hate to have that broadcasted all over the news. smile

Posted by x2phergus in tennessee on October 15, 2004 at 3:34 AM (PDT)

8

yo yo yo
dey need ta get ah apple sto herr in da derrty derrty den all of us will bea happey

Posted by chris brideges on October 17, 2004 at 1:46 PM (PDT)

9

It’s impressive, but not earth-shattering.

Apple is trying to keep its clout via marketing / PR news momentum.  Very smart.

Posted by mflat5 in USA on October 18, 2004 at 4:47 AM (PDT)

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