Something tells me that sometime down the road, we might soon be able to see how iTunes Store is compared to McDonald’s, serving up billions. Well, Apple fanboys will be pleased to hear that the iTunes Store has just hit its 25th billion song sold, making it the world’s most popular online music, TV and movie store in the process. Which song had the particular honor of being the 25 billionth song? “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch would mark the spot, and a certain Phillip Lüpke from Germany picked it up, along with a generous €10,000 iTunes Gift Card that would surely make today a memorable one for him.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, said, “We are grateful to our users whose passion for music over the past 10 years has made iTunes the number one music retailer in the world. Averaging over 15,000 songs downloaded per minute, the iTunes Store connects music fans with their favorite artists, including global sensations like Adele and Coldplay and new artists like The Lumineers, on a scale we never imagined possible.”
Just how many songs have you purchased over iTunes throughout the years? In fact, have you counted how much money you have invested into digital music all this while, and would you have spent more or less if you were to restrict yourself to just CDs? [Press Release]