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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. chuk12chuk's Avatar
      chuk12chuk -
      even though i didnt download CLSOE to the 10 billionth song, i should have won the monies...i deserves its..
    1. extremzocker's Avatar
      extremzocker -
      this will probably turn up on ebay
    1. steve-z17's Avatar
      steve-z17 -
      It's probably some random person who's never used iTunes and decided to try it then BOOM! $10,000 in iTunes credit! He/She is probably asking friends and family what they want to buy because he/she already bought everything they personally like.
    1. PlatoTheForms's Avatar
      PlatoTheForms -
      Quote Originally Posted by wannabprogramma View Post
      @PlatoTheForms..they had a counter on their site...
      Yeah they did. Bu I'm not questioning the credibility of the 10billionth song; what I'm curious about is whether he works for Apple or not, because statements like "We hit the magic number" and "we surpassed the ten billion mark for songs downloaded from iTunes" include himself in the achievement.
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      Quote Originally Posted by extremzocker View Post
      this will probably turn up on ebay
      I'm pretty sure Apple will just credit the winners account and there wont actually be a physical card to sell. Just guessing though.
    1. rhekt's Avatar
      rhekt -
      very lucky indeed