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Thursday, February 23, 2006

1,000,000,000th iTunes Song Downloaded by Michigan High Schooler

Apple announced today that Alex Ostrovsky of West Bloomfield, Michigan downloaded the one billionth song (Coldplay's "Speed of Sound") from the iTunes Music Store. As the grand prize winner he will receive a 20-inch iMac, 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. We have some information about Alex, but haven't been cleared to post it. From what we know, it looks as if he is uniquely suited to deal with that $10,000 gift card!

UPDATE: The Detroit News reports that Alex is a junior at West Bloomfield High School, plays the guitar, is a DJ for WBLD, his school's radio station and is inseparable from his iPod. Alex had attended the Coldplay concert at the Palace and returned home to download some of their music, managing at the same time to find the "golden ticket" of the billionth song.

What's really amazing the fact that the one billion mark was reached in just 3 years, proving that there is a market for legal downloads.

Photo Courtesy of Apple

Apple - iTunes - 1 Billion Songs

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# posted by farlane @ 8:52 PM
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