iTMS hits 300 million

rdowns

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PR Newswire 8:30 am March 2, 2005

Apple(R) today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 300 million songs from the iTunes(R) Music Store. Additionally, the benefit single "Across the Universe," available exclusively on the iTunes Music Store, debuted as number 22 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart making it the most successful exclusive digital track ever in its first week of release.

"We're honored to offer "Across the Universe" exclusively on the iTunes Music Store with all proceeds going to tsunami survivors and their families," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Applications.
 

john1123

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rdowns said:
PR Newswire 8:30 am March 2, 2005

Apple(R) today announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded more than 300 million songs from the iTunes(R) Music Store.

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wow that's great! i only wish we would get the iTMS in Australia soon :(
 

russed

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thats great news. does anyone know how far of the competition they are?
 

FightTheFuture

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yeah, this is great! i would like to know where the msn music store is, as well as napster - considering it should have gained huge popularity with its current aggressive ad campaign. i'm also wondering why "Across the Universe" was exclusive to iTMS - wouldn't it have regenerated more proceeds had it been available to all online stores?
 

Mechcozmo

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FightTheFuture said:
i'm also wondering why "Across the Universe" was exclusive to iTMS - wouldn't it have regenerated more proceeds had it been available to all online stores?
Not with Napster.... and I don't know about the MSN one. I think they're having issues just letting people know about it. I forgot :D
 

howard

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nice

I wish they would give a total number of tracks they have on there.

so by its anniversary how much will they have sold since the beginning?
 
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