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iTunes sells more than 1.5 million songs in Europe

updated 02:10 pm EDT, Wed July 7, 2004

Euro iTunes momentum

Billboard Bulletin reports that Apple's iTunes Music Stores in the United Kingdom, France and Germany have in their second week of operations, noting that the services in each country have had more than 1.5 million combined digital song sales since launching on June 15, but that Apple has not released details on the best-selling titles in each market. The article notes that it took only seven days to sell 1 million songs during iTunes' initial launch in April 2003.

by MacNN Staff





  1. loudgazelle

    Joined: Dec 1969


    that's it

    i'm fed up with this c***. I'm switching to windows.

  1. bigpoppa206

    Joined: Dec 1969



    bye, see ya! wouldn't wanna be ya!

  1. jwhittaker

    Joined: Dec 1969


    I don't get it...

    What does switching to windows have to do with Itunes, PC and Macs use the service.... People get a better experience on the mac though....

  1. HeatherEcsedi

    Joined: Dec 1969


    2 weeks vs 7 days

    How interesting ! Maybe one should figure out that the US population is around 290 million inhabitants, Germany, the UK and France combined, 200 million. Not to mention that Apple has never looked very interested in the European market, at least, not as much as it should if you ask me. Another fact you might want to consider is that US citizens are more likely to buy online. France is known to be lagging behind in e-commerce, not in terms of capability but in terms of use. I don't know about the UK or Germany. Potentially, Europe is more likely to become the first ITMS market if you consider the EU population (nearly 500 million people).

  1. z10n

    Joined: Dec 1969


    You forgot

    1) Pissed off Europeans who are boycotting apple for taking so long in coming out with iTMS Europe.

    2) High song taxes.

    3) The fact that americans are obsessed with consumer multimedia. Look at the typically movie being put out by holywood these days for a hint at what I mean.

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