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iTunes Store sales top three billion songs

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By Charles Starrett

Contributing Editor
Published: Tuesday, July 31, 2007
News Categories: iTunes

Apple has announced that the iTunes Store has now sold more than three billion songs. The store debuted on April 28, 2003, and sold its one billionth song on February 22, 2006 — the two billionth song was sold prior to Steve Jobs’ keynote address this January. Its catalog currently features over five million songs, 550 television shows, and 500 movies. “We’d like to thank all of our customers who have contributed to this incredible milestone,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes. Based on data from market research firm NPD Group, iTunes recently surpassed Amazon and Target to become the third largest music retailer in the US.

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Comments

1

Three billion songs, huh?  Wow, how did they know that? And how many songs did anybody else download??

Posted by Obadiah on July 31, 2007 at 11:58 AM (PDT)

2

Here’s to another billion!

Long live iTunes!!

Posted by Hatman on August 2, 2007 at 12:56 PM (PDT)

3

I just got an ipod nano for my b-day and want to download as much songs as possible, and it better be there.

Posted by Christina on February 19, 2008 at 6:07 PM (PDT)

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