Listening to and storing one’s favorite music has become a breeze these days, thanks to Apple’s revolutionary iTunes. With this largest music store and application, millions of people the world over have finally enjoyed the tunes they love to hear whether online or using their gadgets without much effort and without spending a fortune.
Since its launch in April 2003, millions of songs have already been bought and downloaded from iTunes. On the average, statistics show that some 15,000 songs are being downloaded from the music store every minute.
25 Billionth Song
In 2013, it achieved its so-called sales milestone for having the 25-billionth song purchased from the music store.
The song was a Goskel Vancin remix of Monkey Drums by Chase Buch and the lucky person who purchased and downloaded it was from Germany by the name of Phillip Lupke. For having bought the 25-billionth song, Lupke received a special gift card worth $13,500.
Last year also saw the launch of Apple’s iTunes Radio. It set another record for having captured 8 percent of the streaming market in the U.S. after just six months. For making it to the third spot in the 2014 Statista survey, iTunes Radio has taken over another popular service Spotify and is following closely behind iHeartRadio.
iTunes Radio was launched in September 2013 and after only one month, it had already gained more than 20 million users and streamed more than a billion songs. It is available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV as well as via the Mac and PC through iTunes.
We share other interesting and vital facts that many of you may not be aware of. These figures only show how people have been utilizing Apple’s products and services through the years.
An average iTunes user spends $40 every year on the service.
Nearly 50 billion apps have been downloaded by users in the first quarter of 2013 alone.
A total of $2.4 billion was spent on iTunes in the first quarter of 2013.
iTunes accounted for 45 percent of U.S. video on demand movie rentals in 2012.
iTunes accounted for 65 percnent of U.S. electronic sell-through movies sales and 67 percent of television show sales in 2012.
There’s no doubt that Apple remains to be a leader in the area of music downloads and organization. Thankfully, the company continues its dedication to providing consumers with the best products and has set up regional offices worldwide with Apple office locations in 13 countries today.