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iTunes' first week in Europe: 800,000 tracks sold

Written by Petteri Pyyny (Google+) @ 23 Jun 2004 13:44 User comments (2)

iTunes' first week in Europe: 800,000 tracks sold Apple's online music store, iTunes, has managed to repeat its American success story in Europe as well. Apple announced today that its store sold over 800,000 songs during the first week in Europe. The service was launched in the UK, Germany and France on 15th of June -- the European -wide service will launch October this year.
According to Apple's CEO, Steve Jobs, out of the 800,000 songs sold during the first week, more than 450,000 were sold in the UK. The figure is 16 times higher than what UK's strongest competitor, OD2, managed to sell during the same period via its distribution partners.

Source: Apple press release

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2 user comments

124.6.2004 9:26

*Applauds* Now I know that some of you don't necessary like these music services, and you guys probably download off the net around 70% of the time. (That's why there probably aren't that many posters apart from me on this kind of news topics) But let's have a look here. It's 99 cents a song. Just 99 cents. Okay fine, let's make it a dollar. A dollar a song isn't worth much. Around a few years ago, people were complaining about albums only having one song they loved and the rest were rubbish, therefore it wasn't worth the money, and that's why they used P2P, to download just one song they loved. Now iTunes is offering a service such as this, and I'm glad they did, because they actually cared to our demands.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jun 2004 @ 9:30

Everyone is entitled to their own true opinion. Either respect that or don't.


224.6.2004 9:26

Sorry double post.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 24 Jun 2004 @ 9:27

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