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ITMS sells more than 20 million songs, albums popular

updated 06:55 am EST, Tue December 9, 2003

20M songs at Apple ITMS

Apple has sold more than in fewer than seven months through its iTunes song store and more than 45 percent of songs downloaded through iTunes had been sold as part of a full album, rather than in single song form, according to Apple's director of marketing Peter Lowe: "Additional research from the NPD Group indicated that iTunes customers bought more music than did ordinary offline consumers over the first four months of that service's operations. The average iTunes customer bought 49 songs online during that time, or the equivalent of about an album a month, compared with the average teenager's purchase of a CD every two months."




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  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    That's because...

    You don't have to drag yourself to some god-forsaken retail h*** hole like Worst Buy or Wally World.

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    Apple should calm down...

    Because when MicroSoft will bundle it's store with Windows, iTMS market share will drop dramatically.

    A lot of people only use the MS stuff bundled on their machines and don't install anything else because they are afraid of viruses... this is silly I agree, but, hey, that's what they do...

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    it's and its

    Strongbad says (sing it with me):

    "When it's supposed to be possessive, it's just I-T-S...
    But when it's supposed to be a contraction, it's
    I-T-apostrophe-S....scalawag!"

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    Far away from the goal..

    Steve wants to have sold 100 million songs by next May, a year after iTMS came into being. At this rate, we'd be lucky to see half of that - even assuming no erosion of market share.

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    Re:Far away from the goal

    You forget Christmas and Hannukah are just around the corner. There will be plenty of people with new computers, shiny new iPods, or iTMS Gift Certificates, so usage will spike. Also don't forget the Pepsi promotion that kicks off in January. Those songs will probably be counted as "sales."

    I think they are in a good position to hit the goal by May, or at least come pretty damn close to it.

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    itms wusers

    I don't see what MS bundling its store with windows is going to do to change the installed base of itms for windows users. First, MS would need to magic a release of longhorn to get MSMS 'bundled'. The alternative is critical updates or msmedia player updates. 'Always trust content from microsoft'??? I don't think many people consider iTunes a security risk and updating windows software is a chore. Getting a cool new mp3 players (fun). Then there's the ipod...the only things I have seen that I want in a different format I buy on cd because they mean enough to me to have a quality master. mp3 is the illegal standard so what kids are gonna gateway through MS compatible devices when they can have an ipod that supports mp3 and aac? I have yet to find an mp3 player/encoder/manager which is superior to iTunes on any platform and I know a lot of pc users who use iTunes because of the coolness factor. Apple is a cultural icon, music is a culture thing; therefore, itms is successfull within its niche and the higher the share of players (even those supporting mp3 and not aac), the higher the number of potential itms clients. Don't have an ipod, but have a pc? Try that itms matrixed with your 7.1 ex card. mmmmmmmm nice even over the fan. They can take my SPDIF when they pry it from my cold dead hands.

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    Who cares?? BRAG BRAG B..

    What the h*** do I care...

    We still don't have it in Europe...

    Just imagine how much they would sell if they HAD europe...

    So keep on bragging, I don't care...

  1. MacNN.com Reader

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    still good

    they still sold 10 million songs in two months, it was September 8th when they reported they hit 10 mil.

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    Re: who cares??

    Complain to the music companies which haven't licensed their stuff for release in Europe using the ITMS yet.

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    oops

    sorry, it's december now isn't it...long year, lot's of traveling, thought it was november. 3 months, not two...please forgive me.

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