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Well, Mac did it, people are actually paying for tunes.

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iTunes Music Store sells over one million songs in first week

May 5, 2003 - 08:37 EDT

Apple today announced that its new iTunes Music Store sold over one million songs during its first week. According to the company, over half of the songs were purchased as albums and more than half of the 200,000 songs offered on the store were purchased at least once. In addition, Apple said that over one million copies of iTunes 4 have been downloaded, and that it has received orders for over 110,000 new third-generation iPods, with customers grabing more than 20,000 of them from Apple Stores this past weekend.

In addition, Apple announced that tomorrow it will be adding over 3,200 new tracks to the store, including major new album releases such as Jack Johnson's "On and On," Andrea Bocelli's "Tosca" and Fleetwood Mac's "Say You Will," as well as pre-release tracks from upcoming albums by artists David Sanborn, The RH Factor, John Scofield, Jesse Harris and Lizz Wright. Also to be added tomorrow are additional albums from the Eagles, Michelle Branch's album "The Spirit Room," and new Featured Artist pages for Coldplay, including an exclusive track and music video, and Alanis Morissette, with her catalog of music.

"In less than one week we've broken every record and become the largest online music company in the world," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Apple has created the first complete solution for the digital music age-you can purchase your favorite music online at the iTunes Music Store, mix your favorite tracks into playlists with iTunes, and take your entire music collection with you everywhere with the super-slim new iPods."

"Hitting one million songs in less than a week was totally unexpected," said Roger Ames, Warner Music Group's chairman and CEO. "Apple has shown music fans, artists and the music industry as a whole that there really is a successful and easy way of legally distributing music over the Internet."

"Our internal measure of success was having the iTunes Music Store sell one million songs in the first month. To do this in one week is an over-the-top success," said Doug Morris, Universal Music Group's CEO. "Apple definitely got it right with the iTunes Music Store."

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Originally posted by apotheosis

How much was each song to download?

Is there a stop copy code in there somewhere? (SCMS)

99 cents per song

and I think you can do what ever you want with the format, not sure if you can trade it, but the point is, it is cheap and its song by song, not by album, so 1 million is impressive and many djs are going to put their shit on there..

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Thats cuz the MAC rocks and slowly but surely Apple is making a huge comeback in market share. The IPod is one of the best inventions ever! Its amazing that the whole record industry cant get it right, but Apple is making moves.

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Mac has only 1 huge problem compared to the Pc, and is the price.....

but my next computer will be a mac.... and itunes is going windows....

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