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iTunes Music Store Downloads Hit 200 Million, Apple Says

TMO Reports - iTunes Music Store Downloads Hit 200 Million, Apple Says

by , 8:35 AM EST, December 16th, 2004

Apple Computer announced Thursday that iPod users have purchased and downloaded more than 200 million songs from the iTunes Music Store since its launch in April of 2003.

The 200 millionth song downloaded was part of 'The Complete U2' collection and was purchased by Ryan Alekman from Belchertown, Mass., Apple said.

The company announced it had sold 150 million songs through its online music service on October 14 - 63 days ago. At that rate, Apple sold approximately 793,650 songs per day since reaching 150 million downloads.

The iTunes Music Store features more than one million songs from the major music companies and 600 independent record labels, as well as over 9,000 audiobooks.

iTunes Music Store Key Dates
April 28, 2003 Apple Launches iTunes Music Store
May 6, 2003 One million songs sold on iTMS
May 14, 2003 Two million songs sold on iTMS
June 23, 2003 Five million songs sold on iTMS
September 8, 2003 Ten million songs sold on iTMS
October 16, 2003 Apple & Pepsi launch giveaway of 100 million free songs
October 20, 2003 One million copies of iTunes for Windows downloaded in less than four days
November 6, 2003 1.5 million songs sold on iTMS in one week
December 15, 2003 25 million songs sold on iTMS
March 15, 2004 50 million songs sold on iTMS
April 28, 2004 Over 70 million songs sold on iTMS
May 5, 2004 3.3 million songs sold on iTMS in one week
June 15, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in UK, France & Germany
June 23, 2004 iTMS in Europe sells 800,000 songs in first week
July 12, 2004 100 million songs sold on iTMS
August 10, 2004 iTMS catalog tops one million songs
October 14, 2004 150 million songs sold on iTMS
October 26, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in Austria, Belgium, Finland, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal and Spain
November 30, 2004 Apple launches iTMS in Canada
December 16, 2004 200 million songs sold on iTMS

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