Apple sold 35 billionth song on iTunes Store last week, says Eddy Cue


During Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine’s interview at Re/code’s Code Conference today, Apple’s senior vice president of Internet Software and Services revealed that last week the 35 billionth song was sold on Apple’s iTunes Store. Back in February last year, Apple reached the milestone of 25 billion song purchases. In addition to crossing the 35 billion mark, Cue also revealed that iTunes now has over 800 million customers and over 40 million iTunes Radio listeners in the US and Australia alone.

Cue was on stage with Jimmy Iovine, who along with Dr. Dre joins the Cupertino-based company post the acquisition. Earlier today, Apple announced that it had acquired Beats Music and Beats Electronics for $3 billion. Iovine too revealed some stats for Beats Music service. He said that Beats Music now has over 250,000 subscribers who have in total raked up around 5 million downloads. Beats Music app is currently available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone platforms and in an interview Tim Cook revealed that post the acquisition, it will continue to be available on Google and Microsoft’s platforms.

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