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iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

iTunes Store sells 25 billionth song

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February 12th, 2013

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Apple has announced has surpassed 25 billion sales of songs via its iTunes Store.

The landmark track, Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch was purchased by Phillip Lupke of Germany – who will receive a €10,000 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 senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.

“Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favourite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”

Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers added: “In a lot of ways, iTunes has levelled the playing field for musicians. Whether you’re unsigned, indie, major, whatever – it’s the place most people go to buy digital music.

“iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not yet established or popular.”

iTunes boasts a catalogue of over 26 million songs and is available in 119 countries.

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