iTunes Music Store Downloads Top One Billion Songs

Scholarship at Juilliard School of Music to Be Created



Feb 23, 2006, 00:00 ET from Apple Computer, Inc.

    CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today
 announced that one billion songs have been legally downloaded from the
 iTunes(R) Music Store since it was launched less than three years ago. The
 billionth song "Speed of Sound" was purchased as part of Coldplay's X&Y album
 by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and as the grand prize winner
 he will receive a 20-inch iMac(R), 10 fifth generation iPods and a $10,000
 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will
 establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in his
 name to commemorate this milestone.
     "I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a
 moment today to reflect on what we've achieved together during the past three
 years," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Over one billion songs have now been
 legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force
 against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs
 to the Internet."
     With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated
 video and Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with
 iPod(R) and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the
 best way for Mac(R) and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download
 music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store now features a selection of
 over 3,500 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV
 shows, 35,000 podcasts, 16,000 audiobooks and more than two million songs from
 the major music companies and independent record labels.
     The iTunes Music Store is also the world's most popular video download
 store with more than 15 million videos purchased and downloaded. iTunes offers
 over 60 popular TV shows for just $1.99 for viewing on a computer or iPod and
 recently added new hit programming from ABC, Bravo, NBC, MTV Networks and
 SHOWTIME.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-
 winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and
 professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
 revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
 
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iTunes, iMac and
 iPod are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trade-
 marks of their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Apple Computer, Inc.
    CUPERTINO, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today
 announced that one billion songs have been legally downloaded from the
 iTunes(R) Music Store since it was launched less than three years ago. The
 billionth song "Speed of Sound" was purchased as part of Coldplay's X&Y album
 by Alex Ostrovsky from West Bloomfield, Michigan and as the grand prize winner
 he will receive a 20-inch iMac(R), 10 fifth generation iPods and a $10,000
 gift card good for any item on the iTunes Music Store. In addition, Apple will
 establish a scholarship to the world-renowned Juilliard School of Music in his
 name to commemorate this milestone.
     "I hope that every customer, artist and music company executive takes a
 moment today to reflect on what we've achieved together during the past three
 years," said Steve Jobs, Apple's CEO. "Over one billion songs have now been
 legally purchased and downloaded around the globe, representing a major force
 against music piracy and the future of music distribution as we move from CDs
 to the Internet."
     With Apple's legendary ease of use, pioneering features such as integrated
 video and Podcasting support, iMix playlist sharing, seamless integration with
 iPod(R) and groundbreaking personal use rights, the iTunes Music Store is the
 best way for Mac(R) and PC users to legally discover, purchase and download
 music and videos online. The iTunes Music Store now features a selection of
 over 3,500 music videos, Pixar and Disney short films, a variety of hit TV
 shows, 35,000 podcasts, 16,000 audiobooks and more than two million songs from
 the major music companies and independent record labels.
     The iTunes Music Store is also the world's most popular video download
 store with more than 15 million videos purchased and downloaded. iTunes offers
 over 60 popular TV shows for just $1.99 for viewing on a computer or iPod and
 recently added new hit programming from ABC, Bravo, NBC, MTV Networks and
 SHOWTIME.
     Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple
 II and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh.
 Today, Apple continues to lead the industry in innovation with its award-
 winning desktop and notebook computers, OS X operating system, and iLife and
 professional applications. Apple is also spearheading the digital music
 revolution with its iPod portable music players and iTunes online music store.
 
     NOTE:  Apple, the Apple logo, Mac, Mac OS, Macintosh, iTunes, iMac and
 iPod are trademarks of Apple. Other company and product names may be trade-
 marks of their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE  Apple Computer, Inc.