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iTunes Surpasses 25 Billion Downloads

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Music service's catalog offers 26 million songs.

Apple has announced that iTunes downloads have surpassed 25 billion, with 15 billion tracks being downloaded since 2010.

Almost a decade since its launch, Apple's music service boasts a catalog of 26 million songs, an increase from 12 million two years ago, which are all available in 119 countries.

Eddy Cue, the company's Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services, said that an average of 15,000 songs is downloaded from the store every minute. He refers to Adele and Coldplay as some of the more popular artists, alongside newer artists including the Lumineers.

The announcement comes after a report suggesting that Apple is increasing its PR efforts in response to the negative press it has received in recent times.


 

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    fightingslu , February 7, 2013 6:19 AM
    So the entire population of earth has downloaded iTunes an average of 4 times. Glad zero of those downloads are from me.
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    viper666 , February 7, 2013 6:29 AM
    implying downloads mean anything...
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    jankeke , February 7, 2013 6:52 AM
    fightingsluSo the entire population of earth has downloaded iTunes an average of 4 times. Glad zero of those downloads are from me.

    It's not itunes itself that has been downloaded so (too) many times but tracks.

    But zero downloads from me too.
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    calmstateofmind , February 7, 2013 7:50 AM
    This only means that people are becoming more tech friendly, not that iTunes is doing anything better. Music is just as popular today as it was a thousand years ago...
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    trumpeter1994 , February 7, 2013 8:22 AM
    I have friends who have tried downloading itunes onto my rig and I was furious, I can remember taking it off only to find fragmented bits of the program running months later.
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    house70 , February 7, 2013 10:27 AM
    calmstateofmindThis only means that people are becoming more tech friendly, not that iTunes is doing anything better. Music is just as popular today as it was a thousand years ago...

    Remember, this is just a PR move, nothing more, coming from a company that shot themselves in the foot quite a few times lately.
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