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Apple\'s iTunes Music Store offers 1 million songs

updated 08:45 am EDT, Tue August 10, 2004

iTunes catalog tops 1M

Apple today announced that the now has over one million songs available for download in the US, becoming the first and only online digital music service to offer consumers a million song catalog. "The iTunes Music Store offers the world's most extensive collection of downloadable music with over one million tracks available," said Eddy Cue, Apple's vice president of Applications. "With more than one million songs, over 600 independent labels and dozens of innovative features, iTunes is the ultimate destination for discovering and downloading music."




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  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Poor Virgin...

    ...and Real, and Sony...

    What will they do now?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    too bad

    Too bad that the Apple music store is on such shaky ground, this might mean something...

  1. OptimusG4

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: too bad

    shaky ground how? It's not like iTMS is going out of business.

  1. msuper69

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Where did they get this?

    Funny but the Apple web site makes no mention of this milestone.

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: too bad

    I just posted that on another page...

    Ars-technica said so:

    What's more, they aren't even the current leader in the field, although they are one of the few who can legitimately claim to be in a position to knock Apple off its shaky perch. Maybe they're hoping to fund the company with all those university deals?

    See. Shaky ground! I can't imagine a web site making stuff up out of the air, so it must be true. (Unless someone knows something about the seismic activity under the iTMS, I think its obvious they're losing money, sales, etc, to the better offerings of Wal-mart, Buy.com, Napster, Sony, Virgin, etc, etc, etc.

  1. salco

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Shaky?

    Maybe it's shaky, because they are way up on the top. And I think it is obvious, that they don't lose sales to the worse offerings of their copycats.

  1. tuscmat

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Testudo, what's the deal

    What exactly is your problem with iTunes anyway?

  1. testudo

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Re: testudo

    Well, for one, it doesn't connect to all the free music available on the P2P networks, I have to BUY my music. What kind of c*** is that!

    Second, when I do buy music, it doesn't keep me at all from buying crappy music. It'll let me buy c*** music just as it well let me buy good music. I mean, who knew the Backstreet Boys sucked as bad as they do. I should've been warned!

    Third, not only doesn't the iTMS sell Radiohead, but I can't seem to get it to recognize any radiohead music at all. Its almost like they won't even allow Radiohead to be played (I did once try to sneak a RH song into iTunes, but it sounded like c***, which I'm assuming is iTunes fault, because I've only heard great things about radiohead).

    Fourth, I saw on TV yesterday that John Kerry is lying about his military record and his first purple heart was garnered by getting a splinter or something, so now I'm completely disillusioned about politics in the US. Next thing you know, someone will be trying to bring down Bush on his heroic national guard service or something.

    Fifth, well, the freakin' 10.3.5 update worked without issue, my iPod's battery still holds a charge, my iBook hasn't had a motherboard issue or started warping, etc, etc, etc, which means I couldn't complain about any of that, so something had to take the brunt of my pent-up whining!

    (Oh, and now you'll all hate me because I shoved in a politcal thing in there, now its going to be 80 messages about how awful Bush and/or Kerry is....)

  1. GORDYmac

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    So...

    No real problem with iTMS at all? Last time I checked, iPods played P2P MP3s fine.

  1. PookJP

    Joined: Dec 1969

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    Completely seriously....

    Why doesn't iTMS carry any Radiohead releases?

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