Apple Sends Some Press Members 100 Free iTunes Songs to Commemorate ‘A Decades of iTunes’


This sounds like a pretty cool little gift. Some publications, such as CNET, received a cool iTunes gift card celebrating its “A Decade of iTunes.”

It’s credit towards 100 songs, but the songs are picked by Apple, and they have some sort of significance to iTunes and go through generations of the iTunes store. Here’s the message included with the gift card, it’s from VP of internet software and services, Eddy Cue:

When Apple introduced the iTunes Store on April 28, 2003, we thought if consumers had a great, legal way to download music they would embrace it – did they ever. Apple was floored, as were the labels, when customers bought over 1 million songs during the first week. And now, 10 years later, we continue to be amazed by how much customers love the iTunes Store, with more than 25 billion songs sold.

Apple loves music and strives to provide customers with the most innovative features and services on iTunes. We are all very proud of having such an incredible selection of legendary musicians on the iTunes Store and take great pride in exposing music fans to new and emerging artists.

We’ve put together a compilation of 100 songs that represents milestones throughout the history of iTunes and shows just how far we’ve come. I’d like to thank our customers, label partners, and artists for being part of such an incredible decade.
–Eddy Cue

By the way, you can read a little bit of iTunes history on its Decade page on the store or iTunes app. Here’s some info on that.

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