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Steve Jobs to hold conference call for iTunes Music Store Anniversary

This week marks the one year anniversary of the iTunes Music Store. Apple’s CEO, Steve Jobs will be holding a special conference call with press and analysts on Wednesday, April 28 at 11:30 a.m. ET, the official anniversary date.

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1

that means no ne 4g iPod’s huh?

Posted by Crunked on April 26, 2004 at 1:57 PM (CDT)

2

Hmmm… it says iTunes, not iPod. Good enough hint for you?

Can’t believe it’s been a year since I saw the “Special Music Event” webcast. Happy 1st, iTMS!!!

Posted by UTEP_MinerPod on April 26, 2004 at 2:06 PM (CDT)

3

Dennis—- let’s hold a contest to see who can guess the magic number of total sold tunes!

I say 74 million.  :-D

Posted by Jerrod H. in TX on April 26, 2004 at 2:59 PM (CDT)

4

I guess

74,573,985…i know for sure its the exact number..why? because there isnt too many choices..i can only guess of say 100 million or so different numbers

Posted by Boaguy on April 26, 2004 at 3:23 PM (CDT)

5

Will the confrence be aired over the web?
Is there a link for it somewhere?

Posted by Yarin Hochman on April 26, 2004 at 5:20 PM (CDT)

6

1 year on and the itunes store is still not available to the rest of the world…...

Posted by sw on April 26, 2004 at 6:57 PM (CDT)

7

lets hope that this conference is the announcement of the iTMS going worldwide

Posted by Nuke666 in Melbourne, Austalia on April 26, 2004 at 8:16 PM (CDT)

8

Bring iTunes to Canada.

Posted by Spencer Callaghan on April 26, 2004 at 10:48 PM (CDT)

9

yep…no iTunes worldwide…boo!

www.basementmacs.com

Posted by iPeace on April 27, 2004 at 4:20 AM (CDT)

10

I hope there is an anniversary party. Whatever is next, it is really amazing that iTMS changes everything about buying music. I have rediscovered some old favorites.

Happy anniversary…when is the iPod’s anniversary? Did I miss that one? Any rumors on the celebrations? I hope the rumors of price increases stay just that.

3G

Posted by gizmogadgetguru on April 27, 2004 at 4:47 AM (CDT)

11

> no iTunes worldwide

AllOfMP3.com is worldwide.

Posted by worldwide iTMS on April 27, 2004 at 9:23 AM (CDT)

12

You can’t just go “worldwide”! There are different copyright and licensing agreements that have to be worked out for each region of the world / country. God its not like they don’t want to offer it everywhere. It’s just complicated!

Posted by Biff on April 27, 2004 at 11:41 AM (CDT)

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hm… correct me if i’m wrong but…

did anyone else notice that the new releases, exclusive, etc were not changed on the main page of itunes store today? could this reflect that perhaps there could be a redesign or something special planned for tomorrow?

i can not remember a tueday that apple did not update the main page of the store…

Posted by Travis on April 27, 2004 at 3:30 PM (CDT)

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Anyone catch this? Number of WMA downloads now exceeds Apple’s FairPlay downloads:

http://news.com.com/2100-1027_3-5199227.html

iTMS - 4.9MM (Fairplay)
Walmart - 2.7MM (WMA)
Napster 2.0 - 1.9MM (WMA)
Musicmatch - 1.5MM (WMA)
BuyMusic - 0.5MM (WMA)

That’s Fairplay - 4.9MM to WMA 6.6MM (1.7MM more WMA than Fairplay songs - or 34% more than iTMS!)

Posted by WMA Gaining Ground on April 27, 2004 at 3:52 PM (CDT)

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WMA Gaining Ground,

The numbers in that chart are based on a survey of 5,000 people, and dont relate to songs but rather subscribers.

iTunes has sold well over 50million songs, well over anything from WMA sites.

So no WMA isnt gaining ground, nice try though.

Posted by Ariza on April 27, 2004 at 5:34 PM (CDT)

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“You can’t just go “worldwide”!.....It’s just complicated!”

they’ve had plenty of time….think back to what has happened in the world over the past year or so…...now tell me that a bunch of suited wankers can’t sign an agreement to sell their music to a whole bunch of new markets???

Posted by sw on April 27, 2004 at 5:37 PM (CDT)

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Isn’t there a lot more profit margin on subscribers over downloaders, at least for the retailer? Apparently Apple makes at most a few cents from each download, whereas the subscription services seem to make a lot more.

They are certainly a lot more complete - I know if I am looking for something obscure like Breton Folk I ain’t gonna find it on iTunes - I have to check Rhapsody.

Posted by Profit on April 27, 2004 at 6:30 PM (CDT)

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Guys, here’s a nice website to read articles. Learnt a couple of things from here. www.basementmacs.com
I think there are located in singapore though.

Posted by Narika on June 25, 2004 at 7:10 AM (CDT)

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