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  • irishtimes.com - Posted: February 7, 2013 @ 4:08 pm

    iTunes sets new record

    Ciara O'Brien

    Apple has set a new record with its iTunes store, selling more than 25 billion songs since it began selling digital music.

    That works out at about 15,000 songs per minute over close to a decade.

    The 25 billionth song was Monkey Drums (Goksel Vancin Remix), and that has earned its purchaser, German Philip Lupke, a gift card for €10,000. Considering I manage to spend less than €20 every two months, that’s a whole lot of downloading to get through. Not bad for a few cent.

    Apple has built up an impressive library of songs in its online music store. There are more than 26 million songs available, and the store is now open in 119 countries.