iTunes Has Sold 25 Billion Songs, 15K Songs Per Minute
Apple today announced that it has sold 25 billion songs since launching the iTunes Store in April of 2003. The 25 billionth track, “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 ($15,500 US) iTunes Gift Card.
“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 SVP 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.”
The iTunes Store is the world’s most popular music store with a catalog of over 26 million songs and is available in 119 countries.