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iTunes approaches 10 billion song downloads

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 12 Feb 2010 17:47 User comments (8)

iTunes approaches 10 billion song downloads iTunes is on its way to hitting 10 billion music downloads, and to celebrate the milestone, the company is giving away a $10,000 iTunes gift card to a lucky winner.
Check the promo here if you are interested: http://www.apple.com/itunes/10-billion-song-countdown/entryform/

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8 user comments

112.2.2010 18:53

I think it would be pretty humerus if the itunes servers started to fail when the ticker gets close to reaching 10 billion as people try to rush in and download music to try to get the $10,000 itunes card.

212.2.2010 19:49
cptracks
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iTunes should give a discount on all songs for this for like a week. Go back to how it was when all songs were 99 cents not 1.69

312.2.2010 21:12

Originally posted by tyknappy:
I think it would be pretty humerus if the itunes servers started to fail when the ticker gets close to reaching 10 billion as people try to rush in and download music to try to get the $10,000 itunes card.
One of the funniest things about it is that the counter is just a piece of code, like a timer, and doesn't use real-time statistics. It uses a hard-coded approximation based on the previous rate of music bought. This means the 10 billionth song could be sold the day before, or even after, the counter hits 10 billion.

I'm not sure how much Apple makes off each song sold but even if it was only $0.01 with 10 billion downloads they've earned (not profited) $100 million.

412.2.2010 22:41
WierdName
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Quote:
I'm not sure how much Apple makes off each song sold but even if it was only $0.01 with 10 billion downloads they've earned (not profited) $100 million.
And yet they still charge an arm and a leg. The ONLY reason I purchase anything from iTunes, and these being the only thing from Apple, is from gift cards. Most Apple products are just status symbols. At least a Jaguar or Mercedes have extras like interior... But I digress.

512.2.2010 23:11

Quote:
Originally posted by tyknappy:
I think it would be pretty humerus if the itunes servers started to fail when the ticker gets close to reaching 10 billion as people try to rush in and download music to try to get the $10,000 itunes card.
One of the funniest things about it is that the counter is just a piece of code, like a timer, and doesn't use real-time statistics. It uses a hard-coded approximation based on the previous rate of music bought. This means the 10 billionth song could be sold the day before, or even after, the counter hits 10 billion.

I'm not sure how much Apple makes off each song sold but even if it was only $0.01 with 10 billion downloads they've earned (not profited) $100 million.
Pop, they make over 30 percent, I'm unclear on what the exact number is however.

612.2.2010 23:22

10 BILLION DOWNLOADS FROM ITUNES...

Hmmm, You can't blame piracy for that.

713.2.2010 3:48
llongtheD
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Originally posted by ivymike:
10 BILLION DOWNLOADS FROM ITUNES...

Hmmm, You can't blame piracy for that.
They'll find a way to.

819.2.2010 16:27

Originally posted by ivymike:
10 BILLION DOWNLOADS FROM ITUNES...

Hmmm, You can't blame piracy for that.
Oh yes they can!

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What a milestone for music
what kind of BS is that? I guess I need to bow down to them.

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