Apple has just released the startling information that the 25 billionth track has been sold on iTunes. This is a figure that really astonishes, especially when you discover that on October 4, 2011, the store had sold 16 billion songs, meaning it has sold 9 billion songs in less than a year and a half, speaking for the overwhelming adoption of the service and digital music providers in general.
Eddy Cue made the announcement:
“We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world,”
Cue also threw some incredible statistics our way, such as the fact that Apple sells a mind-boggling 15,000 songs every minute, on average. He also gave us some not-so interesting facts, saying that iTunes is the number one digital music retailer, something that should come as no surprise.
What we do know is that the 25 billionth song to be downloaded was Chase Buch’s “Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix)”, which was bought by Phillip Lüpke, who is now enjoying his 10,000 euro gift card for iTunes, which should suffice until the service’s next landmark download.
Via: The Verge