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300 million songs sold via iTunes

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 03 Mar 2005 21:19

300 million songs sold via iTunes Apple's iTunes Music store has reached yet another milestone and displayed its early dominance of the digital music download market by announcing it has now sold over 300 million songs. It was only back in January that Apple had announced it sold 250 million songs, indicating that download purchasing is increasing, at least at the iTunes music store. iTunes has approximately 65% of the entire digital music download market.
However, it's not easy to get an accurate indication of just how successful the store is with Apple withholding information on the total number of people who purchased from the store, and how many of those people purchase regularly from the store and other figures. Nevertheless, the figures still show that, judging by sales, the store is still the most successful available for internet users.

However, it's not all success for Apple. iTunes is currently under investigation for its pricing of downloads in the UK which are in fact more expensive than all the other European stores. Apple also has received criticism for not allowing users in an EU state download from an iTunes music store in another EU state.

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