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10 billion songs downloaded and counting Who here has bought the most songs?

#1 User is offline   David Braue 

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:08 AM

iTunes Store music downloads have reached the 10 billion mark, apparently jumping from 5 billion just 18 months ago.

Curiously, this time period coincides with my tenure at Macworld. And I was wondering where all that extra pocket money was going...

Anybody impressed by these numbers anymore? It certainly does set a benchmark for Those Other Guys to aim for, doesn't it?

And, of course, who here has bought the most songs, doing their part towards helping Apple hit the big 10 billion?
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:11 AM

About 180 tracks, from memory. My daughter has bought about 350.
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Posted 25 February 2010 - 05:00 PM

I wont be winning, i think i have downloaded 4 songs in 3 years, so i guess i wont be the winner ? But yes it is a milestone.





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Posted 25 February 2010 - 10:25 PM

399!

My first was Detroit Rock City by Kiss on the 25th of October 2005

Most recent was Rob Thomas - Give me the meltdown... What-the-who-the???
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:59 AM

Diverse music selection there Pete, I am an old codger unless its the super hits of the 70s or 80s, or unless the Beatles reform, I don't think i will win any prizes for downloading any songs from Itunes...




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Posted 26 February 2010 - 12:26 PM

a lot, i'll have to count them up
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 03:24 PM

This really is an amazing figure. Makes me wonder though.

In 18 months, 5 billion songs, if we roughly convert that back to 'old music sales' at an average of 10 songs per album, that's the equivalent of 500 million albums in 18 months. Bearing in mind AC/DC have sold 200 million albums over their entire career & The Beatles around the same. So who is it that's out sold 2 of the highest selling groups of all time in the last 18 months?

Surely the approx US$5 billion in music sales would level out the dire music sales graphs we see plunging ever downward? Help the big major labels turn those continuous losses around?

Could the figures be inflated?

Are the labels hiding the sales?

It's friday and I'm perplexed (and possibly missing something obvious).

Any thoughts?

Personally I have
1000+ CD's
500+Vinyls
and never bought a single track from iTunes...
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 06:53 PM

Well this may help sort the list out.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-...g_music_artists



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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:27 PM

If you sold one track every second, it would take one year to sell 31,536,000 tracks.

I don't find 5 billion tracks sold in 18 months so surprising. How many international markets is iTunes selling to?

If it were only an average of one track sold per second in 5 countries...

You do the maths.
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

But I get what Robbie's saying ... if iTunes is driving music sales so hard, why is the industry reporting plunging sales?


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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:02 PM

Dave is the plunge, in cd sales ? Only.




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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:04 PM

Because from those sales they have to give some of the coin to a third party...

The same third party who incidentally almost single handedly reduced the amount of illegal music sharing.

And they still try to play hard ball
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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:08 PM

The slump seems to be across the board. CNN recently reported:

"NEW YORK -- If you watched the Grammy Awards Sunday night, it would appear all is well in the recording industry. But at the end of last year, the music business was worth half of what it was ten years ago and the decline doesn't look like it will be slowing anytime soon.
Total revenue from U.S. music sales and licensing plunged to $6.3 billion in 2009, according to Forrester Research. In 1999, that revenue figure topped $14.6 billion.
Although the Recording Industry Association of America will report its official figures in the early spring, the trend has been very clear: RIAA has reported declining revenue in nine of the past 10 years, with album sales falling an average of 8% each year. Last decade was the first ever in which sales were lower going out than coming in."

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Posted 26 February 2010 - 09:44 PM

QUOTE (David Braue @ Feb 25 2010, 09:08 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
And, of course, who here has bought the most songs, doing their part towards helping Apple hit the big 10 billion?

I can set a record for the least number: zero!
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 10:36 AM

QUOTE (mickdevlin @ Feb 26 2010, 09:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I can set a record for the least number: zero!


I'm with Mick, I haven't downloaded any music at all.
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Posted 27 February 2010 - 12:40 PM

829 songs and paid podcasts downloaded. First song was in Oct 2005 and was Shadowland by Youth Group.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 01:18 PM

906 songs, plus movies, apps, etc.
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 07:42 PM

Apps don't count. If they did then my total wouldn't be zero! biggrin.gif
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Posted 28 February 2010 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (mickdevlin @ Feb 28 2010, 08:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Apps don't count. If they did then my total wouldn't be zero! biggrin.gif


ok then, 906 SONGS! laugh.gif
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

i have offcially download 0

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