Apple clears 10-billionth iTunes song download mark

The California-based computer maker, Apple Computers, just revealed that the 10-billionth song from its popular music download service, iTunes, has been reached.

Apple, the maker of the iPhone and iPod, firstly launched iTunes seven years ago back in 2003. Today, iTunes has grown to become the world’s largest online media store, allowing consumers to purchase TV program episodes, podcasts, movies, and of course, music.

Individual music tracks on iTunes today cost $0.69, $0.99, or $1.29 per download. In 2003, the price was fixed at 99-cents per song, but Apple recently made the change to the pricing structure following industry demands for more flexibility and protection against piracy.

To commemorate the 10-billionth download, Apple is offering an iTunes gift certificate valued at $10,000 to the person who made the milestone download.

Apple released a top 10 list of the most downloaded songs to mark the occasion. “I Gotta Feeling” by the Black Eyed Peas was the most downloaded song, followed by “Poker Fae” by Lady Gaga. The complete list can be found here.


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    This represents a huge milestone for both Apple and the music industry. Apple has revolutionized the way people enjoy digital entertainment via the the iPod and iTunes.

  • http://www.axvoice.com/ Business VoIP

    This represents a huge milestone for both Apple and the music industry. Apple has revolutionized the way people enjoy digital entertainment via the the iPod and iTunes.

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