This week marks a very special event in the history of iTunes. The music streaming service has just sold its 25 billionth song, thus managing to achieve a new milestone.
The song that marked this important threshold was â€œMonkey Drums (GoskelVancin Remix)â€ by Chase Bush. To highlight the occasion, Apple released a press release in which it announced that the 25 billionth song downloaded via iTunes has been purchased since the service was released, back in April 2003. The customer in question was a German music lover who goes by the name Phillip Lupke. For his â€œserviceâ€, mister Lupke was awarded a 10,000 euro iTunes Gift Card.
Apple has been very busy releasing press communicates as of late, seemingly to counter the negative rumors spread about by some media outlets.
Appleâ€™s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services stated:
"We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world. Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible."
iTunes has proved itself to be a very prolific service since it was launched. It has spread across 199 countries worldwide and is offering users the ability to choose from a massive catalogue of 26 million songs. Users of Macs, as well as PCs, but also of iPhones, iPads and iPod touches can benefit from the service.