iTunes Music Store Sells One Million Videos in Less Than 20 Days

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  1. rdowns Suspended

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    probably won't be long until other content providers jump on board.....


    PR Newswire 8:31 am October 31, 2005

    Apple(R) today announced that iTunes(R) Music Store customers have purchased and downloaded more than one million videos since they debuted on October 12. Customers can choose from over 2,000 music videos, Pixar short films and hit TV shows for just $1.99. Top downloads include music videos from Michael Jackson, Fatboy Slim and Kanye West; Pixar's "For the Birds" and "Boundin'"; and episodes of ABC's hit TV shows "Lost" and "Desperate Housewives."

    "Selling one million videos in less than 20 days strongly suggests there is a market for legal video downloads," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Our next challenge is to broaden our content offerings, so that customers can enjoy watching more videos on their computers and new iPods."

    Music videos are available from artists including Madonna, U2, Eurythmics, Coldplay and Kanye West, and animated shorts are available from Academy Award-winning Pixar Animation Studios. In a landmark deal with ABC Disney, the iTunes Music Store also offers current and past episodes from the two most popular shows on television, "Desperate Housewives" and "Lost" as well as the new drama series "Night Stalker" and the two most popular shows from Disney Channel, "That's So Raven" and "The Suite Life of Zack and Cody."

    With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with iPod(R) and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the best way for Mac(R) and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download music online. The iTunes Music Store features more than two million songs from the major music companies and over 1,000 independent record labels, 11,000 audiobooks, gift certificates and exclusive music not found anywhere else online.
     
  2. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Now thats what I like to hear.. Steve is keen to "broaden our content offerings"!!!
     
  3. munkle macrumors 68030

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    Wonder if they'll change the name from iTunes MUSIC store...?
     
  4. stoid macrumors 601

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    It's good to see the iTMS diversifying. Now if the record labels withdraw like they've been threatening, they'll look like the stupid greedy losers.
     
  5. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    Not until they seriously launch a new non-music related service like movie rentals or downloads. iTunes MEDIA store.
     
  6. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    Or maybe just remove the "Music" from the title...
    like they did with iPod photo?
     
  7. liketom macrumors 601

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    i wonder what the breakdown of that million is ?

    did Lost and DH get alot of Dl's or was it them Pixar films lol


    here's to full movie downloads !!
     
  8. snowmoon macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, show oh hands, how many of you downloaded lost just to see how bad it looked?
     
  9. nephron macrumors newbie

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    how long did it take to sell 1,000,000 songs?

    I seem to remember that it was less than a week. And that was mac only.
     
  10. Diatribe macrumors 601

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    Consider this: twice the price, not a lot of people having an iPod (video) yet and most important of all those shows being only in English... I say this is pretty impressive.
     
  11. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    I'm just glad... this helps show the world that not everyone is pirating and often times, they wouldn't pirate if given a viable choice (example, not wanting to purchase an artist's DVD to obtain one song's music video).
     
  12. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Wow, nice to see people are buying through the store. I hope that they start adding some new shows soon.
     

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