Familiar with the song “Monkey Drums” (Goksel Vancin Remix) by an artist named Chase Buch? Honestly, I don’t know this song, but that doesn’t mean it’s without significance. “Monkey Drums” just made history by becoming the 25 billionth song downloaded from the iTunes App Store, as announced by Apple.
Said song was downloaded by Phillip Lüpke from Germany. The lucky guy will receive a €10,000 iTunes gift card, which is more than enough to fill up his iDevice with songs, apps, books, movies and other digital contents from the iTunes Store.
Going back to the the 25th billion iTunes music purchase, that’s an awful lot, even for a music store which averages 15,000 songs downloaded per minute. This made Eddy Cue, Apple’s senior VP of Internet Software and Services, claim that the iTunes is now the number one music retailer in the world.
“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,” said Eddy Cue.
The iTunes Store currently boasts a catalog with more than 26 million songs available to purchase and download from more than 119 countries. It can very well be called the world’s most popular music store, especially now with 25 billion songs having been downloaded from it.
So, how many songs have you downloaded from iTunes so far? How much have you spent on music alone?