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  • 10 Billionth Song Just Downloaded from iTunes


    We hit the magic number.

    Moments ago, we surpassed the ten billion mark for songs downloaded from iTunes. And unless you've been living under a rock as big as Steve Jobs' ego, the guy or gal to download the ten-billionth song just won a $10,000 iTunes gift card. Of course, I could probably burn through that in a weekend. Still, it's a nice incentive to do a little iTunes shopping, right?

    While obviously a promotional gimmick, the "one huge milestone for music" theme does represent a remarkable feat for the iTunes Music Store, now in its seventh year of existence. Still, while it would seem that Apple has made a boatload of cash off of iTunes, Cupertino is always quick on the draw to remind us that the company usually operates at a break-even profit point with regard to iTunes. The real cash, of course, comes from selling Apple hardware.

    "iTunes changed the way you buy music, making songs and albums available for download, day or night," Apple said in a release about the milestone. "Seven years later, we’re about to celebrate our biggest milestone for music, yet — 10 billion songs downloaded."

    Whether you love the company or hate it, Apple sparked the digital music revolution, an era dominated by both the iPod and iTunes. And it doesn't seem likely that this era is anywhere close to winding down.

    If you were the lucky ten-billionth downloader, congrats! ... and please share the exciting details with your pals on ModMyi.
    This article was originally published in forum thread: 10 Billionth Song Just Downloaded from iTunes started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 26 Comments
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      lucky person
    1. Jayy17's Avatar
      Jayy17 -
      so much $$$
      what i wouldnt buy, thats like free movies for like 20 years
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      with that $10,000 he/she could probably download all 140,000 apps from itunes lol
    1. pyromcr's Avatar
      pyromcr -
      i missed the app store one and i missed this one...
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      We hit the magic number.

      Moments ago, we surpassed the ten billion mark for songs downloaded from iTunes
      do you work for Apple? or is this quote from someone who works in that company?
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      I wished this event has been announced...

      Lucky.
    1. battlecrushr's Avatar
      battlecrushr -
      Wannabprogramma posted this aipod
    1. RonHC's Avatar
      RonHC -
      Quote Originally Posted by PlatoTheForms View Post
      do you work for Apple? or is this quote from someone who works in that company?
      thats what i thought

      cough* copy and paste cough*
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      YEAYEAYEA!!!!...I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! not lol.... I wish i put in submissions for like 20 days straight and forgot about it today...there goes all my time..and @PlatoTheForms..they had a counter on their site...

      Quote Originally Posted by RonHC View Post
      thats what i thought

      cough* copy and paste cough*
      cough* read my post *cough stated openly on the site
    1. matthew1111's Avatar
      matthew1111 -
      Aww dang it...if there was a little counter for this, I would've kept buyin songs till i was the winner...Congrats to whoever won!
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      ^^best part is you wouldn't have even had to buy songs...no purchase necessary- all you had to do was fill out a form and send it in at the right time and be lucky
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by battlecrushr View Post
      Wannabprogramma posted this aipod
      Aww...

      Maybe I should start going to iTunes more often.
    1. lolcats1's Avatar
      lolcats1 -
      why bother having itunes credit? i don't buy movies, music, or apps. what good will this do anyone?

      if i want to suport an artist, i buy a shirt, no reason to use apple
    1. awesomeSlayer's Avatar
      awesomeSlayer -
      Quote Originally Posted by lolcats1 View Post
      why bother having itunes credit? i don't buy movies, music, or apps. what good will this do anyone?

      if i want to suport an artist, i buy a shirt, no reason to use apple
      Ever heard of getting a Mac with iTunes credit?
    1. wannabprogramma's Avatar
      wannabprogramma -
      ^^+1 macs, iPods, I think even iPhones now and iPads soon lol
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      this is ridonculous 10,000 monies for itunes haha i would wish it was actualy money though =/ haha i dont understand gift cards if you are giving someone money why not just give them actualy money?
    1. shmi117's Avatar
      shmi117 -
      Quote Originally Posted by santaf View Post
      this is ridonculous 10,000 monies for itunes haha i would wish it was actualy money though =/ haha i dont understand gift cards if you are giving someone money why not just give them actualy money?
      Because they want you to buy from them... They didnt really give 10,000 away, just free apps, music, movies, and shows that add up to $10,000... Still, I would love to win this..
    1. santaf's Avatar
      santaf -
      that's really true wow i didnt even think about that haha but it is 10000 dollars for the person who got it :P
    1. henners123's Avatar
      henners123 -
      10 billion
    1. sandstorm77's Avatar
      sandstorm77 -
      i would sell it on ebay