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Live from the Eddy Cue and Jimmy Iovine interview at the Code Conference, Cue is sharing some of the latest stats for iTunes and other services and noted that Apple just crossed 35 billion songs sold this past week. That’s up from the 25 billion songs purchased and downloaded that Apple announced in February of last year. Cue said sold, but we’re assuming that 35 billion number includes both purchases and downloads like Apple’s stat did in its press release last year. 

Cue also noted that iTunes has around 800 million customers total and around 40 million iTunes Radio listeners in the U.S. and Australia with a lot of growth coming internationally. Iovine also shared some stats confirming previous reports that Beats Music is now at around 250,000 subscribers from a total of 5 million downloads. Iovine claimed conversions from downloads to paid customers would have been a lot higher if Beats Music was using Apple’s in-app purchase mechanism.

Tune into our live blog of the interview happening now for the latest. 

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3 Responses to “Eddy Cue: Apple passed 35 billions songs sold on iTunes last week, 40 million iTunes Radio listeners”

  1. I wonder if any of these listeners are listen once and decided not to use it..

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  2. iTunes Radio 40 million in 8 Months is just as much as Spotify has users to date. Yes the services are different, but I think with Beats Music, Apple has the same capability to turbo charge the subscription rate and compete very quickly in paid streaming with Spotify & Rdio.

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  3. axecop says:

    Beats in Australia soon? :(

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