Apple's iTunes music store sells its 25-billionth song
The Apple logo is seen on an Apple store in San Francisco Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. (AP / Russel A. Daniels)
The Associated Press
Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013 12:35PM EST
LOS ANGELES -- The answer to the trivia question will be: "Monkey Drums (Goskel Vancin Remix) by Chase Buch." That's the 25-billionth song purchased on iTunes.
Apple announced the sales milestone in a news release Wednesday. The company says Phillip Lupke of Germany purchased and downloaded Buch's song and will receive an iTunes gift card worth 10,000 euros, or about $13, 500.
It took the Cupertino, Calif., company almost 10 years to reach the milestone. Customers download an average of 15,000 songs a minute from the iTunes music store, which was launched in April 2003. The digital retailer's catalog is 26 million songs deep.