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Third generation iTunes Music Store launched

updated 09:00 am EDT, Wed April 28, 2004

Third generation iTMS

Kicking off its second year in business, Apple today launched the third generation of its , featuring over 700,000 songs from all five major music labels and over 450 independent labels. In the last year, over 70 million songs have been purchased, with current sales averaging 2.7 million per week, or 140 million per year. To thank customers for making the iTunes Music Store a success, Apple is giving away a free song each day for the next eight days from artists who have played a role in helping the store, including Foo Fighters, Avril Lavigne, Courtney Love, Annie Lennox, Jane's Addiction, Counting Crows, Renee Fleming and Nelly Furtado. New iTunes Music Store features were also announced along with iTunes 4.5 (see below).




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  1. Yose

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Holy Kaboom!

    700,000 Songs! ... Not that I can use it up here in Canada though.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    3G

    What was the 2nd generation music store?

  1. van rijn

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    umm

    how do you get ur free song? i clicked on the foo fighters thing then the whole album came up. sais buy now.. no free option?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: umm

    You need 4.5.

  1. OptimusG4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    re:3G

    The 2nd gen was when they made iTMS for Windows.

  1. BrettOZ

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Foo fighters

    What is the free Foo Fighters track ?

  1. dafalcon

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Free Track

    The free track is Hero. Check back every day for the next week for a new free song a day! Very cool.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: free track

    I thought it was a free track a week for the next year. Now that would be cool. You know, post a free track of various artists, try to attract fans to music they may not be familiar with. h***, look how using songs in the iPod ads rocketed those things up to #1 on the charts (no offense, but never heard of Jet before the ad, and they're still in the top 20 or so on song and album downloads).

    Of course, in this scenario, I would prefer if the songs weren't things like "William Hung strangles a cat - uh, I mean 'sings'" or selections from "Pull my Finger" (99 tracks for only $10).

  1. Double_UK

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Only Free for US

    And of course [whine mode on] the free track is only for registered iTMS users. So Europeans (and Canadian I guess) are excluded. [/whine mode off]
    Let's hope it'll arrive here soon in Europe...

  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Videos

    You can also watch videos. I don't have cable TV, so I don't get to see music networks and even if I did, I wouldn't watch all thecrap that goes with it. So this is a cool new feature.

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