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Winner of iTunes billion song contest announced

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By LC Angell

Contributing Editor
Published: Thursday, February 23, 2006
News Categories: iTunes

As reported earlier today, Apple’s iTunes Music Store sold its one billionth song a little after midnight Thursday. Apple has now revealed the name of the person who downloaded the track and what song he purchased.

The billionth song was “Speed of Sound” by Coldplay and was purchased by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan. As the grand prize winner of Apple’s billion song countdown contest, he will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 video iPods and a $10,000 iTunes gift card. In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the Juilliard School of Music in his name.

“I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a moment today to reflect on what we’ve achieved together during the past three years,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “Over one billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet.”

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21

Congrads Alex!
That is some prize to win!

I couldn’t be happier with my 40GB Photo Ipod , but winning something that huge must be a shock!

Take care!
God bless

Dawn Marie

Posted by Dawn Marie on February 24, 2006 at 5:40 PM (PDT)

22

The way i feel about this is that i have an impact on Alex Ostrovsky winning the billionth song cause if i downloaded one less song or one more song he wouldn’t have won someone else would. everyone who purchase songs on iTunes(and also didn’t purchace songs) has and impact on it.

Posted by Samantha on February 26, 2006 at 8:11 AM (PDT)

23

Congrats Dude! Enjoy your winnings. Use one or two of those iPods to “get the girl”! grin


Oh and on a different note;
Happy Birthday Mr. Job$.

Posted by cosmicslop on February 26, 2006 at 5:05 PM (PDT)

24

The link for his picture doesn’t work! I just want to see what that dude looks like. Lucky, lucky, lucky!!!!

Posted by Mario on March 1, 2006 at 2:10 PM (PDT)

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