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iTunes Hit 25 Billion Download Mark

iTunesOn Wednesday, an announcement came from Apple that the iTunes music store had reached the 25 Billion download milestone. Eddy Cue, Apple Senior Vice President in charge of ‘Internet based software and services’ was deeply thankful to the music lovers for helping make iTunes the biggest music retailer in the world and appreciated their love for music.

According to Eddy, for almost ten years the store has sold more than 25 billion tracks calculating an average 15,000 downloads per minute.

iTunes has leveled the playing field by featuring from the top stars to the unsigned and independent internet based musicians, giving them a fair chance to familiarize themselves to the people said, Wesley Schultz, lead vocalist and guitarist of  ‘The Lumineers’. The store had opened up a new era of digital music featuring the biggest music collections covering numerous unknown genres and artists.

The iTunes music library opened up back in 2003. After almost ten years the library now catalogs more than 26 million tracks and currently accessible to 119 countries.

Back in 2010, the store counted the 10 billion download mark meaning that more than 15 billion songs were purchased since then.

A lucky German named Phillip Lüpke downloaded the 25th billion track, which is “Monkey Drums” by Chase Buch (Goksel Vancin Remix).

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