Monday, February 13, 2006


iTunes: Countdown to 1 billion songs.

Apple Computer Inc. is to celebrate a huge milestone in digital music sales by awarding prizes to music downloaders as the iTunes store approaches sales of 1 billion songs. This competition is similar to last July's countdown to 500 million tracks sold. In this competition, the purchaser of every 100,000th track will receive a 4GB iPod Nano and a $100 iTunes Music Card. A nice gift indeed, but nothing in comparison to what the 1 billionth downloader will get. The grand prize winner will receive a 20-inch iMac, ten 60GB iPods (5 white & 5 black), and a $10,000 iTunes Music Card. Along with the new goodies, Apple will also create a full-ride scholarship in the name of the grand-prize winner to a world-renowned music school. "Just think: You could help launch the careers of an entire generation of musicians," the company wrote on its Web site. iTunes operates in 21 countries around the world and continues to dominate the market for music downloads. The company also unveiled a new 1GB version of the iPod Nano music player that will sell for $149 and cut the prices of iPod Shuffle players to $69 for the 512MB version and $99 for the 1GB model.

via afterdawn

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