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Apple announces they have sold 25 billion songs via iTunes Store

Apple announces iTunes Store has sold 25 billion songs

By Trace Hagan from Feb 6, 2013 @ 19:07 CST

Apple is taking today to celebrate the fact that they have sold 25 billion songs via the iTunes Store. In an announcement today, Apple said that they have officially reached 25 billion songs sold. The 25 billionth song to be sold was "Monkey Drums" by Chase Buch. The purchaser, a man from Germany, will be getting an iTunes gift card with about $13,500 on it.

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"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.

Just how do song purchases relate to the App Store? The App Store has seen about 40 million downloads since it opened in 2008. The iTunes Store, which opened in 2003, garnered one billion purchases in just over two years and 10 billion purchases in about six years.

NEWS SOURCES:Mashable.com


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