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Feb 23, 2006, 01:41 AM
 


A Billion Songs Served!
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:42 AM
 
Rock on iTunes.

I hope I win something.
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Feb 23, 2006, 02:28 AM
 
Wow. $20 bucks says the winner of the phat contest loot was a Windows user.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 09:45 AM
 
$10,000 iTMS card. Good luck spending a quarter of that.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 10:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by Dakar
$10,000 iTMS card. Good luck spending a quarter of that.
Haha, amen. That is clinically insane.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 10:57 AM
 
Congratulations to Apple and the iTunes Music Store on this momentous occassion of selling over 1 billion songs. Now on to 2 billion.

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Feb 23, 2006, 11:07 AM
 
Originally Posted by wdlove
Now on to 2 billion.
Hmm, how long should that take.... any bets?

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Feb 23, 2006, 11:08 AM
 
The next goal is Eleventy Billion songs. You'll win a Eleventy Billion songs iTMS voucher. Plus an iPod shuffle
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 12:29 PM
 
What song was it?
Bstrgds, Rasmusnet

     
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:00 PM
 
it was only about seven months ago they sold there 500 000th song. The rate songs are being sold at is increasing incredably fast.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:00 PM
 
And the RIAA is still complaining.
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by olePigeon
And the RIAA is still complaining.
1 Billion songs sold doesn't prove this is what the consumer wants. [/denial]
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:33 PM
 
I read somewhere, last week, that the iTunes Music Store was selling at a rate of about 3 millions songs a day.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by mdc
I read somewhere, last week, that the iTunes Music Store was selling at a rate of about 3 millions songs a day.
Wow, that would mean it took 3 years to reach 1 billion, and will take less than a year to reach 2 billion
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 01:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by what_the_heck
Wow, that would mean it took 3 years to reach 1 billion, and will take less than a year to reach 2 billion
Which makes perfect sense... (and a song to Apple's ears )
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 02:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by rasmusnet
What song was it?
The billionth song "Speed of Sound" was purchased as part of Coldplay’s X&Y album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and as the grand prize winner he will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth generation iPods and a $10,000 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in his name to commemorate this milestone.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 03:12 PM
 
Coldplay??? BARF!

How funny would it have been if the 1 Billionth Song was something like Inverted Jesus by Satan’s Host

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Feb 23, 2006, 03:30 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939
The billionth song "Speed of Sound" was purchased as part of Coldplay’s X&Y album by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and as the grand prize winner he will receive a 20-inch iMac, 10 fifth generation iPods and a $10,000 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in his name to commemorate this milestone.
Damn, a little overkill dontcha think Apple? I would have been happy with a milkshake and a blowjob.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 03:35 PM
 
iPod videos can be exchanged for blowjobs.

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Feb 23, 2006, 03:37 PM
 
STEAL THIS MUSIC!
Hooo waaaaaa!!!!!
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 03:42 PM
 
Where's my free iPod, damn it?

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Feb 23, 2006, 03:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by ort888
iPod videos can be exchanged for blowjobs.
Note to self:

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Feb 23, 2006, 03:46 PM
 
Ugh.

Coldplay? People actually listen to that whiney crap? Guys listen to it? Man, no wonder the world is going to Hell in a handbasket -- everyone's losing their nads with all that sissy music.
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Feb 23, 2006, 03:56 PM
 
Originally Posted by RAILhead
Ugh.

Coldplay? People actually listen to that whiney crap? Guys listen to it? Man, no wonder the world is going to Hell in a handbasket -- everyone's losing their nads with all that sissy music.
Hell ain't bad. Been there? Well I have and it's wooo waaaaa!!!

Sorry not gay enough for a handbasket.
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:04 PM
 
I don't care much for Speed of Sound but I thoroughly enjoyed A Rush of Blood to the Head (Album).

I didn't notice how depressed some of the stuff is till a family friend commented on it, tho.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:08 PM
 
Originally Posted by rickey939
... Alex Ostrovsky ... In addition, Apple will establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in his name to commemorate this milestone.
Isn't that convenient. The guy's name even sounds like a Russian composer.
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:15 PM
 
how many songs have buymusic sold? lol
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:29 PM
 
I would like to see someone go back to the archives and find all those "journalists" who proclaimed that iTunes Music Service would be a huge failure back when it launched. Put all those knuckleheads together in a room so we can all point and laugh at em.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:33 PM
 
Originally Posted by El Gato
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Step 3: Blowjobs
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Feb 23, 2006, 04:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by ::maroma::
I would like to see someone go back to the archives and find all those "journalists" who proclaimed that iTunes Music Service would be a huge failure back when it launched. Put all those knuckleheads together in a room so we can all point and laugh at em.
Probably the same guys that said, "Who'd pay $300 for an MP3 player?! It's going to die before it ever gets released."
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Feb 23, 2006, 05:26 PM
 
I wonder what's going make iTunes history.
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 05:33 PM
 
First picture of the winner

     
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Feb 23, 2006, 06:21 PM
 
i once asked if there would be an iTunes music awards one day...steve would host it of course...
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 06:22 PM
 
The winner is from freakin' West Bloomfield. He can probably buy all the winnings with his pocket change. Where's the justice!
     
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Feb 23, 2006, 06:24 PM
 
Originally Posted by angelmb
First picture of the winner

     
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Originally Posted by angelmb
First picture of the winner

That's freakin' Richard Nixon. "I am not a crook."
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Feb 23, 2006, 07:21 PM
 
I love this note from Steve.

"I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a moment today to reflect on what we've achieved together during the past three years," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO in a statement. "Over 1 billion songs have now been legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs to the Internet."

Way to Go Apple. Here's to another 1 billion songs.

hmmmm 1 billion songs legally downloaded or the record industry who has sinking CD sales and wants variable pricing I wonder what they say today and I would say that Apple's got the power now not them.
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Feb 23, 2006, 08:30 PM
 
Trouble is, the record execs are so freaking stubborn that they would rather shoot themselves in the foot and pull out from iTunes than shift their business dynamic to fit online retail.
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Feb 23, 2006, 08:48 PM
 
Eh, record execs aren't dissatisfied in the least from the money iTunes has made them.

They are jockeying for more control over iTunes b/c they know if left unchanged, the iTunes type distribution model will put them out of business. If allowed, the iTunes type of music distribution will evolve so that musicians no longer need to go through the big record companies to distribute their music. They could either invest a modest amount into a smallish studio, or just go through private studios and pay them a base fee for their services, thus retaining nearly 100% control and profit from their work.

I actually think for iTunes to survive in the future, Apple needs to start laying the ground-work for iTunes to evolve into a full fledged digital-only Recording Company. Maybe the already are.
     
   
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