iTunes Store song sales surpass 25 billion mark

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from  Omaha, NE
| February 6, 2013

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Apple announced today that the iTunes Store has officially sold over 25 billion songs to date. The 25 billionth song, "Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix)" by Chase Buch, was downloaded by Phillip Lüpke in Germany. As a result of being the lucky downloader of song number 25 billion, the Cupertino firm will be giving Lüpke a €10,000 iTunes gift card. Eddy Cue, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services, says that an average of over 15,000 songs are downloaded from the iTunes Store every minute.

iOS users have long been able to download music from the iTunes Store, and with the recent release of iOS 6, the iTunes Store was given a new look. While we've certainly seen the popularity of streaming services like Rdio and Spotify grow recently, today's news shows that some folks still prefer to actually download their music from places like iTunes and Amazon. How do you consume music? Are you a member of a subscription service? Do you download songs/albums from iTunes, Google Play or Amazon? Or perhaps you still prefer good ol' physical media like CDs? Stop by the comments below and let us know!

Via Apple