1 billion songs downloaded

iTunes 1 billion downloads

On 8th February, Apple launched Billion Songs countdown competition, and today 1 billion songs have been purchased from iTunes Music Store..

1 billion songs have been downloaded legally!

Apple may announce the winner later. Congratulations to all the winners.

From Apple's 1 Billion Songs page

Music lovers like you in 21 countries around the globe have purchased one billion songs from the iTunes Music Store. And for helping us reach this massive milestone in digital music history, wed like to thank you.


Apple launched 1 billion songs competition. Apple will give away a black 4GB iPod nano and a $100 iTunes Music Card to every 100,000th download. The grand-price winner (1 billionth download) will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 60GB iPods, and a $10,000 iTunes Music Card. Apple also creates a full-ride scholarship in winner's name to a world-renowned music school.

Last July's 500 million songs countdown competition and the 500 millionth song was downloaded by Amy Greer of Lafayette, Indiana. Amy won the grand prize of 10 iPods of her choice, a $10,000 gift card for the Music Store, and additional 10 $50 gift cards. She also won 4 Coldplay Tickets + special "Backstage" ticket of Coldplay concert.

related report:
iTunes launched billion songs download countdown (8 Feb 2006)
500 milion songs downloaded! (18 July, 2005)
500 million songs download promotion (6 July 2005)

Posted by Antony at February 23, 2006 4:49 PM

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