ITunes Reaches 10 Billion Song Milestone
The iTunes Store
This goal has been on Apple's radar for some time--earlier this month, the company
The iTunes Store, like its app-peddling cousin, continues to experience growth at a breakneck pace: the number of song downloads has doubled from five billion in a little more than 18 months. Meanwhile, the latest App Store numbers, from last September, peg app downloads at more than two billion.
Download figures for TV shows and movies lag significantly behind; tellingly the company has not released numbers for either since topping 200 million TV episode downloads in October 2008. However,
To celebrate its achievement--presumably while they try to figure out who actually downloaded the winning song--Apple has published a list of the twenty most-downloaded songs of all time. Both Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga feature prominently in the list, meaning that every person over 25 who happens upon it is likely to wonder what happened to their youth.