iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold

  iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold

Business Wire

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- February 6, 2013

Apple® today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than
25 billion songs from the iTunes Store® (www.itunes.com), the world’s most
popular online music, TV and movie store. The 25 billionth song, “Monkey
Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was purchased by Phillip Lüpke
from Germany. As the downloader of the 25 billionth song, Phillip will receive
a €10,000 iTunes® Gift Card.

iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold (Photo: Business Wire)

iTunes Store Sets New Record with 25 Billion Songs Sold (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years
has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue,
Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services. “Averaging
over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans
with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and
Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined
possible.”

“In a lot of ways, iTunes has leveled the playing field for musicians. Whether
you’re unsigned, indie, major, whatever—it’s the place most people go to buy
digital music,” said Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The
Lumineers. “iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not
yet established or popular.”

The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store with a catalog of
over 26 million songs and over 25 billion songs downloaded, and is available
in 119 countries. The iTunes Store is the best way for iPhone®, iPad®, iPod®,
Mac® and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. All
music on the iTunes Store comes in iTunes Plus®, Apple’s DRM-free format with
high-quality 256 kbps AAC encoding for audio virtually indistinguishable from
the original recordings. iTunes in the Cloud lets you download your previously
purchased iTunes music to your devices at no additional cost, and new music
purchases can be downloaded automatically to your iOS devices.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X,
iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music
revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the
future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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Christine Monaghan, 408-974-8850
cmonaghan@apple.com
Lizzie Garlinghouse, 408-974-0469
garlinghouse@apple.com
 
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