Macworld UK recounts
a Billboard report that Apple’s new iTunes Music Service sold about 275,000 tracks in its first 18 hours of operation. (A subscription to Billboard is required to view the full article.)
Billboard cites sources at major labels for the claim, and also said that two of the major labels have already signed deals with Apple for Windows versions of the service once available.
During his presentation at the Apple Music Event on Monday, Apple CEO Steve Jobs told attendees that the company would endeavor to have a Windows version ready by the end of the year. Since then, Apple has advertised job postings for a software engineer to work on a Windows version of iTunes.