10 Billion iTunes Songs Downloaded. And counting.

I am sure 10 years ago most people thought about downloading songs from an application on your computer called “iTunes”. Also, I am even more sure, most people did not expect putting the songs on a small device called “iPods” and listening to their songs when on the go. But one man, Steve Jobs was making his master plan. On Wednesday, Apple happily announced its 10 billionth song downloaded from iTunes. Interestingly enough it has taken over 6 1/2 years for the iTunes Store to reach this milestone, and the App Store is ahead of the pace. In 2009, Apple reported $10.17 billion in revenue in its fiscal first quarter. Apple makes about 10 cents a song, and those dimes sure have added up. It is evident that the iTunes Music Store is a success! The lucky downloader of the 10 billionth song received a $10,000 iTunes Store gift card, and a call from Steve Jobs and thought the call was a prank. The 10 billionth song was downloaded by Louie Sulcer and the song downloaded was “Guess Things Happen That Way” by Johnny Cash. Congratulations to Louie and another great milestone by Apple in the music industry.