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iTunes: Countdown to 1 billion songs

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 07 Feb 2006 13:46 User comments (4)

iTunes: Countdown to 1 billion songs Apple Computer Inc. is to celebrate a huge milestone in digital music sales by awarding prizes to music downloaders as the iTunes store approaches sales of 1 billion songs. This competition is similar to last July's countdown to 500 million tracks sold. In this competition, the purchaser of every 100,000th track will receive a 4GB iPod Nano and a $100 iTunes Music Card. A nice gift indeed, but nothing in comparison to what the 1 billionth downloader will get.
The grand prize winner will receive a 20-inch iMac, ten 60GB iPods (5 white & 5 black), and a $10,000 iTunes Music Card. Along with the new goodies, Apple will also create a full-ride scholarship in the name of the grand-prize winner to a world-renowned music school. "Just think: You could help launch the careers of an entire generation of musicians," the company wrote on its Web site.

iTunes operates in 21 countries around the world and continues to dominate the market for music downloads. The company also unveiled a new 1GB version of the iPod Nano music player that will sell for $149 and cut the prices of iPod Shuffle players to $69 for the 512MB version and $99 for the 1GB model.

Source:
Apple Insider

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4 user comments

17.2.2006 16:41

This is pretty good of Apple to make business but everyone is downloading and not just submitting there own entry form but the catch is the (1)iPod Nano/iTunes card is only limited to 499 WINNERS!!!! which sux for everyone else everything has a loophole well i found there's!

27.2.2006 18:09

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This is pretty good of Apple to make business but everyone is downloading and not just submitting there own entry form but the catch is the (1)iPod Nano/iTunes card is only limited to 499 WINNERS!!!! which sux for everyone else everything has a loophole well i found there's!
Um, what are you talking about? That doesn't really make any sense at all. Your saying what about some loophole???

38.2.2006 13:22

the article they are trying to reach there 1 billionth download on iTunes and starting at the 950,000,000 download they are gonna give away iPod Nano's or an iTunes card but u have to read the rules very carefully and everybody thinks u can download alot and that means u have a better chances of winning if u download more cuz the more times u download the more entry forms get sended in under ur name but u can only put in 25 entry forms so that means u download 26 or more downloads after the 25th one u aren't gonna be entered anymore the grand-prize is what people should be aiming for!!

48.2.2006 13:35

1 billion already? i remember them reaching 100 million only a couple of months ago.




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