Apple opens iTMS Euro Grand Prize

The lucky purchaser of the 100 millionth entry from iTunes Music Stores in Europe will scoop a set of prizes including an iMac G5 and a 30GB iPod.

Apple opens iTMS Euro Grand Prize

Apple is giving a 100 Millionth Song Grand Prize to mark what it describes as a milestone for legally downloadable music.

The full prize list is: a 17-inch iMac G5, a 30GB iPod, a 10,000-song Gift Card for the iTunes Music Store and last, and maybe least, two Tickets to see Robbie Williams live in concert on his 2006 tour (including travel and accommodation).

The Promotion begins today at 6pm GMT, and ends with the downloading of the 100 millionth entry.

Apple provides the full terms and conditions and we couldn’t help but note that condition number one is: ‘NO PURCHASE NECESSARY’. How can you enter without actually purchasing a track? We are waiting for Apple to get back to us on this one.

How many songs have been downloaded to date? Apple told us that they are not releasing the figure.

The giveaway resembles that for the half-billionth iTMS download that took place in July – Apple dishes out iPod plunder for 500,000,000th iTunes download.

In that instance, however, it wasn’t just the big five and eight zeroes that got a prize – Apple gave away an iPod mini and a 50-song iTunes Music Store gift card to each purchaser of every 100,000th song in the run up to the 500 million. In this list were 17 Brits. Here’s hoping another one scoops the Euro prize.

The iTMS was launched in the UK, France and Germany on 15 June 2004, following the 28 April 2003 launch in the United States.

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