European iTunes Music Stores shift 200 million songs
Apple has announced that it has sold more than 200 million songs through its European iTunes Music Stores in the last two years.
Since Apple CEO Steve Jobs opened the UK, France and Germany stores in June 2004, iTunes digital music catalogue has tripled to include more than three million songs and expanded into 14 more countries: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
Eddy Cue, Apple’s vice president of iTunes said that Apple has sold 150 million downloads in the last year alone.’
‘We’re thrilled that music fans in Europe have shown such enthusiasm for the artists and exclusive music content found only on iTunes and would like to thank them for making iTunes such a success,’ Cue said.
In February, Apple announced that it had sold one billion songs worldwide, since the US store opened in April 2003.