iTunes has become the biggest music retailer worldwide

Posted on 10/09/09

Buy iPhone CDs at Storming The Base (worldwide shipping!)

iTunes has become the biggest music retailer worldwide
During the Apple event which started yesterday, CEO Steve Jobs has announced some rather astonishing figures concerning the iTunes store. iTunes is now the number 1 music retailer in the world holding no less than 100,000,000 accounts. Yes, 100 million! And so far 8.5 billion songs have been downloaded from the iTunes store including millions of electro and industrial tunes as most labels from the dark scene have now found their way to this rather excellent download platform.

In conjunction with iTunes, Apple has also sold over 220 million iPods to date making it one of the most successful products in history. In the U.S., the iPod has a monopoly with an astonishing market share of 73.8%. The next biggest MP3 player is 'other' with 18% while Microsoft is pulling in the rear with just about 1%. The company also sold over 20 million iPod touches. The most popular iPod is the iPod nano which sold over 100 million. The new iPod nano generation will have a built-in video camera.

For the iTunes users, iTunes 9 has launched yesterday with a revamped look and feel. Note that Apple also launched a new digital music product, the iTunes LPs. These LPs will include all sorts of bonus features like custom album art and music videos, and will be accessed in a special full-screen menu. It's a product that for now is only available from major record labels and it's far from sure that indies will follow as they are not really demanding higher download prices like the majors do. To be continued.

Posted by

177650


More related news :

30GB Zunes fail simultaneously at 12AM, December 31st
Amateur industrial music composers - here's the software you have been waiting for: Nanostudio !
Apple dumps DRM but majors force new pricing
Apple fucks up again in less than one month: iOS4.0.1 delivers no cure for over 15 million iOS4 infected 3G iPhones
Apple iTunes Europe launch set for June 15
Apple's 'iRadio' might be the best iTunes sales generator ever
Apple's iCloud won't be streaming music after all
Apple's iOS4 wrecks 3G iPhones - Apple and Mobile carriers play ping pong with customers
Details and questions regarding Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match - is there a catch?
Do music publishers understand digital retail? Apparently not all of them

More headlines

Superband created with members of The Mission, Faderhead and And One: My Ego

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

Miracles still exist. We have been informed today that a new supergroup is in the making, called My Ego. (...)

Goblin's 'The murder collection' available on vinyl

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

Out via Rustblade by the end of May is Goblin's 'The murder collection' album. The release comes on vinyl format only and consists of a compilation of classic tracks from various movie-soundtracks, that Goblin and Simonetti wrote for Dario Argento's legendary Horror movies. (...)

Legendary Pink Dots & Ketvector go vinyl on 'The shock exchange'

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

Also out on Rustblade by the end of May is 'The Shock Exchange', a split album created by The Legendary Pink Dots (bringing all new songs) and Ketvector. Ketvector is the project by Justin Bennett (Skinny Puppy / Bahntier) together with Stefano Rossello (Bahntier). (...)

Dependent Records offers an insight on its catalogue via 'Dependence 2015' compilation

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

Out in a few weeks is Dependent's 2015 compilation 'Dependence 2015' showcases the artist roster and forthcoming releases bringing a mix of well known electro artists (Covenant, Seabound, Mesh...), along with new signings (Iris, Beborn Beton, This Morn Omina) and fresh newcomers. (...)

Terence Fixmer hits back with 'Depth charged' album

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

The end of April sees the brand new album by Terence Fixmer. 'Depth Charged' holds 10 tracks, a vinyl release is expected too. (...)

Legendary Japanese EBM band DRP returns with 'Peace offensive' album

READ MORE | Posted on 04/01/15

Out by the end of April in a limited edition of 300 copies is the 'Peace offensive' album by the Japanese EBM band DRP. (...)

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR DAILY NEWSLETTER

Receive our daily newsupdates in your mailbox :

 

Order your Side-Line merchandise

ORDER NOW:
- T-shirts
- Jackets
- Caps
- Bags
- ...

Worldwide shipping
(within 2 days after payment)

MORE INFO


Advertisers

RECOMMENDED MONEY MAKERS

THANKS TO