iTunes being the world’s most popular online store for music, movies, and TV, has set a record of having 25 billion songs sold. iTunes user named Phillip Lüpke from Germany was gifted by Apple with a €10,000 iTunes gift card for downloading 25 billionth song, the song “Monkey Drums” (a Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch, was the lucky 25 billionth song downloaded by Phillip.
According the the Cupertino based company, an average of over 15,000 songs are downloaded from iTunes every minute, and man that is a whole lot of songs! Even Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, have said that iTunes was so successful that downloads from the store was “on a scale we never imagined possible.”
iTunes was first launched back in January 9, 2001, and with help from the iPod, it has changed the way we download music, how we access it, and even helped launched careers, and ultimately, iTunes has changed the entire music industry for the better.
“In a lot of ways, iTunes has leveled 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.” – Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers