25 billionth song downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store
The 25 billionth song has been purchased and downloaded from Apple’s iTunes Store which works out at an average of 15,000 songs downloaded per minute since the store opened 10 years ago.
The 25 billionth song – Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch -was purchased by Phillip Lupke from Germany.
For his trouble, lucky Phillip will now receive a 10,000 Euro ($13,100) iTunes Gift Card.
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,” said Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services.
“The iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.
Wesley Schultz, guitarist and lead vocalist of The Lumineers, says 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,” he said.
“iTunes doesn’t exclude any musicians simply because they’re not yet established or popular.”
The iTunes Store has a catalog of more than 26 million songs and is now available in 119 countries.